As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to targets the high and mighty in the Nigerian society, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has been accused of misleading the public by faking his status. READ ALSO: Governor El-Rufai Not COVID-19 Positive – Resident (See video)
Governor El-Rufai, about a week ago, via his Facebook page, announced that he tested positive for the virus which has snuck life out of several persons globally.
Following the governor’s revelation, he became the second Nigerian governor to contract the pandemic as the governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, contracted the virus after meeting with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, the son of former of vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
However, in a video that surfaced online earlier, a resident of Kaduna State alleged that Governor El-Rufai did not test positive to the rampaging pandemic, saying that the governor played politics with the current situation facing Africa’s most populated country.
Stressing that he believed in God and that the disease may be real, the resident, a middle-aged man, noted that the governor claimed he contracted the scourge in order to attract attention to the state and for financial contributions to be made to the state government.
This, the resident said is because of the numerous financial support given to the Lagos State government over the rising figure of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The Lagos State government currently leads other Nigerian states with 82 infected persons, with fears that the figure may rise in the coming days, despite measures put up by the federal and government to curb the spread of the pandemic.
With the continuous rise of COVID-19, private Nigerians have risen to the occasion by making financial contributions and providing relief materials to ensure the speedy arrest of the pandemic in Nigeria.
While Lagos State received support from GT Bank in citing another isolation centre in Onikan, other well-meaning Nigerians including Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Hebert Wigwe, contributed money running into billions of Naira.
Recall that the House of Rep members, less than 24 hours ago, pledged to donate their two months salaries to the government in order to rid the country of the disease.
See video below:
Here's what a resident thinks of Governor El-Rufai. pic.twitter.com/EdcV9dsvGu
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