A former Deputy Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly and member representing Kagarko Constituency, Nuhu Shadalafiya, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The lawmaker disclosed this in a press statement he personally signed on Tuesday and called for prayers for himself and others at the Isolation Centre, Kaduna.
In the statement, the lawmaker said that his sample and those of his wife, aide, and brother were taken on Friday, July 17 by health officials from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to him, while his result came out positive on Sunday, July 19, that of his wife, brother, and aide returned negative.
“I was immediately moved to the COVID-19 isolation centre, where I am presently receiving treatment. I’m stable and on medication,” he said.
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He called on his constituents to ensure they comply with protocols and guidelines aimed at halting the spread of the pandemic.
He said, “I have responsibilities as your elected representative to inform and urge you all to please obey the protocol on COVID-19 protection measures by observing, social distancing, wear face marks, washing of hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser or stay home if you have no reason to go out and stay safe.
“Let’s support His Excellency’s (Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s) efforts in this direction and we have a hitch-free Corona Sallah celebration.
“Please pray for me and others at the centre for a speedy recovery.”