Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has disclosed that his wives ran away from him when he contracted Covid-19 from a fellow governor in 2020 and spent 26 days in isolation.
El-Rufa’i, who revealed this while speaking at the 7th Ahmadu Bello Foundation lecture in Kaduna on Saturday, said that not less than 50,000 people would have been killed by the virus last year if a lockdown had not been imposed.
Recall that the State government in March imposed a lockdown on Kaduna, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to el-Rufa’i, “A governor infected me with Covid-19 virus and I brought it to Kaduna. I was locked up for 26 days. My wives ran away from me”.
The lecture, tagged: ‘Covid-19: Way forward for Northern Nigeria economy,’ was organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation.
The governor, while emphasising the need for the North to improve on the quality of its leaders, said 60 years after the death of the Late Sarduana of Sokoto and Premier of the defunct Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the region had yet to have a leader like him (Sarduana).