Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai recalled how he contracted the dreaded COVID-19 from a Governor in 2020.
El-Rufai, while speaking at the seventh Ahmadu Bello Foundation lecture in Kaduna, tagged ‘COVID-19: Way Forward For Northern Nigeria Economy.
He said: “A Governor infected me with COVID-19 virus and I brought it to Kaduna. I was locked up for 26 days. My wives ran away from me. Fifty thousand people in Kaduna would have died of COVID-19 last year, but for the fact that Kaduna State was the first to lock down.
“I am happy to say because of COVID-19, we have been able to put in place infectious disease wards in our hospitals. People travel around the world so there may be ‘COVID-25’ or 30. With what is happening in India, the situation is scary. But God has been very kind to us.”