Governor Nasir El-Rufai has debunked the rumour that he had been in an Intensive Care Unit in a hospital in Lagos. Rather, he said had been in isolation at a wing of the Government House, Kaduna, where staff of the State’s Ministry of Health have been treating him for coronavirus.
Below is his 20 April statement:
“Earlier today, I took 2 hours out of isolation to attend the daily virtual meeting of State Standing Committee on Covid-19, chaired by Deputy Governor @DrHadiza Balarabe.
Since there is some fake news circulating that I am in an ICU in a Lagos Hospital, a nice ICU picture will help debunk the evil news!
For the avoidance of any doubt, I have been isolated for the past 24 days in a wing of the Government House, Kaduna undergoing treatment for coronavirus from doctors of the State Ministry of Health.
As the pictures show, I have not shaved since I went into isolation so that I will have a new Covid-19 look to remember when this pandemic passes, as it surely will by the Grace of God.
I appreciate these dedicated public servants as well as all those that called or sent messages expressing concern and sympathy, but I am fine and getting better every passing day. Alhamdulillah.”
~ Nasir @elrufai – April 20, 2020