The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has also gone in isolation as one of his family members and some senior Government officials close to him tested positive for coronavirus.
The government disclosed and confirmed this via his official Twitter handle; @GovKaduna, in a short video on Friday and said he will be getting tested on Sunday.
“Malam Nasir @elrufai has been notified of more positive Covid-19 test results of persons close to him, including an immediate family member and senior officials of the Kaduna State Government”, the tweet reads in part.
As a precaution, the governor is in self-isolation pending his test by Sunday.
El-Rufai used the opportunity to call on the people of Kaduna State to stick to all measures by the NCDC to present a further spread of the virus which include handwashing with soap under running water, wearing of a face mask while leaving their houses and avoid gathering of more than six people especially in festive periods like this.
Malam Nasir @elrufai has been notified of more positive Covid-19 test results of persons close to him, including an immediate family member and senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.
As a precaution, he is in self-isolation pending a test by Sunday. pic.twitter.com/22QuRkyGqj
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) December 11, 2020
It is on record that Governor Nasir El-Rufai was the first Covid-19 case recorded in Kaduna during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor was quarantined and treated by the medical team of Kaduna State for 21 days before exiting the virus then.