Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, as well as the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje; and his wife, Hafsat, have tested negative for coronavirus.
Fayose was quoted in a statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday, as saying, “I took a COVID-19 test yesterday because of my perceived exposure in the last two weeks, I just got the result, which is negative.”
Also, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, his Deputy, Benson Abounu, have been tested for the disease.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Terver Akase, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Makurdi, on Thursday.
Akase quoted his principal as saying he chose to go for voluntary testing because “it is the right thing to do by everyone; not only when they notice symptoms of the disease.”
The statement also said the governor equally encouraged residents and citizens of the state who may be experiencing symptoms of the disease to present themselves for the test.
He explained that Abounu needed the test because he attended the National Economic Council meeting as well as the governor’s forum meeting held in Abuja. Some of the governors who were at the meeting tested positive for coronavirus.
Ganduje and his wife, Hafsat, were said to have tested negative for the coronavirus in a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, on Thursday.
The governor urged members of the general public to regularly abide by the directive on handwashing and the use of hand sanitisers, keeping their environments clean as well as respect the rule of social distancing to curb the spread of the disease.
Similarly, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, urged Kano residents to continue to observe the necessary preventive measures and obey all instructions by health personnel, to prevent being infected by COVID-19.
While addressing his subjects on Thursday, the royal father expressed concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. He said he had directed the Emirate Council, all-district and village heads, including religious leaders, to continue to closely monitor their subjects and report any suspicious symptoms to the appropriate health authorities for prompt action.