Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said on Saturday that he was the index COVID-19 case that infected four others. He said,
“I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people. Happily, all of us are okay now. We are all back to our normal lives. We didn’t want to expose any of our frontline workers to any risk, so we have a lot of PPEs for all our health workers.”
“Each and every case of COVID-19 we’ve had in the state was imported. I was the index case, fortunately, I would say, because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID-19 is real; it’s not a joke.
“We also insured their (health workers) lives to the tune of N5m. Anyone that dies in this process, his family will get N5 million and we have additional disability insurance for those that get sick and cannot walk but are not dead.
“We are also giving a special allowance to all health workers, as well as extraordinary allowances for those on the frontlines. This is the broad strategy that we’ve adopted in Kaduna State and we are implementing it with all energy and focus.”
He made the statement on The Platform, where he was a guest speaker, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.