By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waiziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has tested negative of Covid-19 virus after going into self isolation last Friday.
Tambuwal announced his status Monday night in a statement he personally signed while explaining that he went through a number of tests which outcome were negative.
The governor added” it can be recalled that I went into self isolation due to my close physical contacts with personalities who have tested positive to Covid-19 during my recent official trips.
” While in self isolation, I subjected my self to repeated tests by relevant agencies in order to ascertain my status, as required by the Covid-19 prevention protocols.
“It is with gratitude to Allah that I inform the general public, particularly the good people of Sokoto state, that the outcome of the several tests I went through have all been negative.
” I therefore wish to seize this opportunity to express gratitude to my Deputy Governor, Hon. Muhammad Manir Dan Iya, Walin Sokoto, for ably holding fort,while in isolation and going through the mandatory proceedure a for determining my status.
” My special appreciation also goes to His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto,Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar for his fatherly support and guidance through the period , when I thank the clergy for their supplications for my health and safety.
” I am most sincerely grateful to the members of my family, friends, associates , well wishers and the good people of Sokoto state and the nation at large for heir goodwill, prayers and sympathy.”
However, the statement further quoted the governor as saying ” I wish to reiterate my call on the good people of Sokoto state to support the good and selfless work of relevant Covid19 agencies within and outside the state by adhering to all the prescribed practices for the prevention of further spread of the novel pandemic.
” May Allah protect us from all afflictions, heal those already affected and forgive those whom we have lost to Covid-19 and others causes.”