Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru Ahmad el-Rufai, has narrated his COVID-19 recovery experience, saying he would have died if not for his doctors, his wive, and the Kaduna state Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe.
The governor tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, March 28, 2020, but announced three weeks later he had recovered from the virus.
Speaking on his experience, El Rufai, said he had to obey medical instructions, take his drugs while his phones were seized from him. He said;
‘I could have died if not for my doctors. I followed their instructions strictly and took my medications. My wives collaborated with Dr Hadiza, the Deputy Governor and seized my phones while in isolation. I was only left with an iPad, the device I used to read and go online.
“I can’t exactly say how I contracted the coronavirus. But I was in Abuja and had interacted with many people, some from overseas. I was assigned to chair committees by the government. I believe it was from these interactions that I got the virus.
“It’s a good coincidence that we have Dr Hadiza as our deputy governor and Dr Baloni who was with UNICEF for over 20 years and knows much about public health. We are glad and lucky to have them, especially during this pandemic.”
“Despite the security around me, I got the virus. This goes to show that the virus does not recognise any personality.”