Coronavirus: I have not been cleared of COVID-19 yet - Governor El-Rufai
- Governor El-Rufai has urged members of the public to ignore fake news about his COVID-19 status
- The Kaduna state governor said he has not been cleared of the infection as he still remains in self-isolation
- El-Rufai who virtually chaired a meeting of the State Executive Council on Wednesday said he will personally announce to Nigerians when he is confirmed negative
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said he has not been cleared of COVID-19 yet, saying he will personally announce to Nigerians when he is confirmed negative.
The Kaduna state governor made this known on Wednesday, April 15, via his official Facebook page.
Governor El-Rufai urged members of the public to ignore fake news regarding his state of health.
"I have not been cleared of Covid-19 yet. I will personally announce when I am confirmed negative.
"Please ignore all fake news even if they are want you wish for. I am grateful to our team ably led by the Deputy-Governor for keeping the agenda going without me," he said.
Governor El-Rufai who is on isolation also chaired a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council on Wednesday.
He added: "I am super proud of all our Commissioners, Advisers, Assistants security agency and other state government officials for a job well done."
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Meanwhile, as part of the efforts of Kaduna state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state, Governor El-Rufai has also approved the release of 72 convicts from the Kaduna and Kafanchan correctional centres.
The state's attorney general and commissioner for justice, Aisha Dikko, announced the release of the inmates on Tuesday, April 14.
She disclosed that 69 of the convicts were released in Kaduna while three were freed in Kafanchan.
Legit.ng gathered that while giving further breakdown, the commissioner noted that 42 inmates who were freed from the Kaduna correctional centre were convicts who had been given an option of fine not exceeding N50,000.
Dikko further explained that four inmates were serving three years and above, with less than six months of their sentence left to serve.
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