Four days after going into isolation, the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has tested negative for the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel Berje, says despite testing negative, Bello would remain in self-isolation to play safe.
Governor Bello went into self isolation and directed his aides to do same as he may have come in contact with some confirmed cases of the COVID-19 following his official outing at the Nigeria Governors Forum meeting and other national engagements.
According to the statement, the Governor has demonstrated exemplary leadership quality by subjecting himself to self isolation and test, adding that he is expected to continue his official functions from home for some time.
The statement reiterated the Governor’s appeal to the people to embrace simple personal hygiene, procedures as well as other precautionary measures that would guard them against contacting the dreaded virus.
“We are still calling on the general public not to panic or despair as the measures taken by government is for the containment of the pandemic and in the overall interest of the people,” the statement added.
Niger State has still not recorded a confirmed case of the COVID-19, but some people who have had contacts with confirmed cases are already in self-isolation and are been monitored accordingly.