I Suffered A Lot When I Was In Isolation Centre – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said frontline doctors against COVID-19 saved his life while he was in the isolation centre.

El-Rufai spent four weeks at the isolation centre with his supporters growing fearful about his health condition. He came out at the time with fresh photos from the isolation centre and announced he tested negative a few days after.

El-Rufai in a Hausa Live Chat with selected radio stations in Kaduna on Wednesday said his doctors took his phone from him and left him with an iPad which he read with and went on the social media on.

Speaking about how he lived in the isolation centre, El-Rufai said in an interview with a select radio stations in Kaduna.

I suffered a lot. I was isolated for 26 days without contact with my wives, children, in fact, nobody except for healthcare providers,” El-Rufai said in Hausa.

I did not see my wives and children, I stayed alone for 26 days in a room, even the person who was assigned to bring food to me was well kited so I don’t infect him and I was always on drugs sometimes twice a day.”

“I could have died, if not for my doctors. I followed their instructions strictly and took my medications,”

“My wives collaborated with Dr Hadiza, the deputy governor and seized my phones while in isolation. I was only left with an iPad, the device I used to read and go online.

“I survived it, someone else may not, that is why we are very serious about the disease. I went through trauma, even when I spoke online from isolation, I was battling with a debilitating headache. I won’t like even my enemy to suffer from coronavirus.

“I can’t exactly say how I contracted the coronavirus. But I was in Abuja and had interacted with many people, some from overseas.

“I was assigned to chair committees by the government. I believe it was from these interactions that I got the virus.”

“Despite the security around me, I got the virus. This goes to show that the virus does not recognise any personality,” he said.


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