The Niger State Governor,Abubakar Bello has tested negative for COVID-19 following repeat tests of the viral disease.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna, said that the Governor was pronounced free of the virus and confirmed fit to resume his official duties having gone through repeat tests which turned negative.
Mrs Noel-Berje quoted the Governor as saying: “I am happy to announce to you that I have been confirmed negative and declared fully recovered. I can now resume my official work. I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes”.
Earlier, The Governor had on Nov. 9, announced that he tested positive to COVID-19 via his official Twitter handle and immediately went into isolation.
Meanwhile, Governors in Nigeria who had tested positive to the virus include: Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.
Other Nigerian governors that tested positive of COVID-19 include: Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia.