Aisha Buhari ‘touched’ by El-Rufai testing positive for coronavirus

Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari says she is ‘deeply touched’ by the news of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, testing positive for the coronavirus.

El-Rufai announced his status late Saturday in a video shared on Twitter.

Mrs Buhari, however, said in a tweet on Sunday that she and her family would be praying for him.

“Gov. Nasir, I am deeply touched by the news of your Covid 19 status. On behalf of my family, I extend our sincere prayers for your quick recovery. I want to assure you that with collective effort we will overcome it,” she wrote.

The first lady had earlier shut down her office after her daughter returned from the UK, a high-risk country.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country currently has 97 cases of the virus as of Sunday.