Bala Mohammed, Bauchi state governor
At the least seven of the 36 governors in Nigeria have examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Confirmed instances within the nation have been rising on a day by day foundation. In response to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), 27,564 COVID-19 instances had been recorded as of Friday night.
The illness has unfold throughout social ladders as prime politicians, clerics, businessmen, medical personnel and other people from all segments of the society have been contaminated.
Beneath are the seven governors who’ve contracted the illness in Nigeria, out of which 4 have recovered.
BALA MOHAMMED: Spent 15 days in isolation
Mohammed, who presides over Bauchi, is the primary Nigerian governor to check optimistic for COVID-19.
On March 24, Mukhtar Gidadom, his media aide, had issued a press release to announce that Mohammed was going into isolation.
The governor was stated to have contracted the illness after shaking palms with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who additionally examined optimistic for the illness on the time. Atiku’s son had denied assembly with the governor throughout the interval.
However in a tweet on April 9, the governor introduced his restoration.
“Alhamdulillah. I simply acquired the inexperienced gentle. My second take a look at for #COVID19 returned adverse. I thanks all to your prayers & help even whereas I used to be in isolation. Most significantly, all of the praises & thanks be to Allah – the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,” the tweet learn.
NASIR EL-RUFAI: Recovered after over three weeks in isolation
El-Rufai grew to become the second governor to check optimistic for the virus.
In a video he uploaded on his social media account on March 28, the Kaduna governor introduced that Hadiza Balarabe, his deputy, would chair the state’s coronavirus process drive.
Fortuitously, the governor introduced that he examined adverse two consecutive occasions after receiving remedy for near 4 weeks.
“I’m delighted to report right this moment, that after almost 4 weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I’ve now acquired the all-clear after two consecutive adverse take a look at outcomes.I’m grateful to all that expressed concern throughout my sickness. Thanks,” he had stated.
SEYI MAKINDE: He recovered after lower than every week
On March 30, Makinde, governor of Oyo, introduced that he was below isolation after testing optimistic for the virus.
Six days later, the governor stated he had recovered from the virus.
“I’m deeply moved by your prayers and help all through this era. I’m so grateful. This night, I acquired my second adverse take a look at end result for COVID-19. I particularly thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Job Power,” he tweeted.
“I’m additionally grateful to all members of the Job Power for their cooperation throughout this time. I will probably be resuming my duty as Head of the Job Power from tomorrow.”
OKEZIE IKPEAZU: Spent 25 days in isolation
Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, introduced that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 on June 8.
His failure to get better after the standard 14 days of isolation, sparked concern amongst his supporters.
In a press release on Saturday, John Kalu, commissioner for info, stated Ikpeazu was licensed freed from the illness on Friday.
“To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 take a look at performed by Nigeria Heart for Illness Management (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned adverse end result on Friday, third July, 2020,” the assertion learn.
“Governor Ikpeazu is subsequently deemed freed from the virus in keeping with the extant pointers of NCDC and the World Well being Group (WHO).”
IFEANYI OKOWA: Receiving remedy with spouse and daughter
The governor of Delta state examined optimistic for COVID-19 alongside Edith, his spouse, and one in every of their daughters.
The governor and his spouse went into isolation following the affirmation of their daughter’s case.
ROTIMI AKEREDOLU: Nonetheless in isolation
On Tuesday, the governor of Ondo state, introduced that he had contracted COVID-19. He made the announcement on his Fb web page, saying he was already in self-isolation as required by the case administration pointers of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) for somebody who’s asymptomatic.
Regardless of his COVID-19 standing, Akeredolu, via Donald Ojogho, his info commissioner, stated he wouldn’t hand over to his deputy over political variations.
Agboola Ajayi, Ondo deputy governor, was within the information precisely two weeks in the past when safety operatives prevented him from leaving authorities home.
DAVE UMAHI: He examined optimistic lately
Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19. The governor broke the information in a press release he personally signed on Saturday.
He additionally disclosed that a few of his aides had examined optimistic for the illness.
Umahi, who’s the the newest identify added to the listing of governors who examined optimistic for the virus, handed over to his deputy.