Gov. Bello of Niger tests negative for COVID-19

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Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello has tested negative for COVID-19 following repeat tests of the viral disease.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna on Monday.

It would be recalled that the governor had on Nov. 9, announced that he tested positive to COVID-19 via his official Twitter handle and immediately went into isolation.

She 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.

“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,” she quoted the governor as saying.

Governor Bello is the eighth Governor in the country to have tested positive and later cured of COVID-19. Other governors who had earlier tested positive but had been decalred negative after treatment are Governors Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.

Other Nigerian governors that tested positive for COVID-19 include Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia.