1. Malam Nasir El-Rufai
Kaduna Governor of Malam Nasir El-rufai on March 28, 2020 tweeted: “ I submited a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.
He is the index case of the state.
El-Rufai status scared many because of his underlying illnesses.
But the Governor proved to be a fighter.
After almost four weeks of treatment, he reported the good news on April 22.
According to him: “I am delighted to report today that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive test results.”
2. Seyi Makinde
On March 31, 2020 Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde was confirmed positive.
It was hours after the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) rally, which he attended in Ibadan.
He tweeted: “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is positive. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.”
But after days of treatment, he recovered from the virus.
On April 5, Makinde tested negative.
He said: ” I have been in isolation myself, yes I lost a little bit of weight, which I think is good because when you are in isolation, the tendency is to just watch television and eat, but I have been using the treadmill.”
“It has also been a period to reflect, look at the programmes, the policies and the things which we want to do for the people of Oyo State and also reflect on how Covid-19 is going to affect us socially and economically.
“I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the people of Oyo State for all your prayers and support. God answered your prayers on my behalf. All our aspirations for the good people of Oyo State shall be fulfilled.”
3. Bala Muhammed
On March 24, 2020, tension arose in Bauchi when Senior Special Assistant on Media to Governor Bala Mohammed,, Mukhtar Gidado,announced the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory(FCT) has been confirmed postive of COVID-19 virus shortly after the day he had contact with son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
The Governor assured he was sound, calm and in good spirit despite his status.
He however regretted not been there to perform his duty, which is to serve the indigenes of the state due to his condition.
He was treated with chloroquine, Zithromax, zinc, iron and vitamin C, according to him.
On April 29, he announced he has been confirmed negative and free from the virus.
4. Rotimi Akeredolu
Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on June 30 confirmed his COVID-19 positive status via his Twitter handle.
The Governor tweeted: “ I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self -isolating.
“Work continues. Your continued prayers over my wellbeing are most appreciated.”
There has been controversies between he and his Deputy.
Less than a week later, Akeredolu, who said he was asymptomatic, announced doctors confirmed his negative status of the covid-19 virus after running the test twice.
5. Dave Umahi
On July 4, Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi disclosed that the result of the test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) came back positive.
The Governor directed Kelechi Igwe, his deputy, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic.
The governor is still in 14- day isolation.
6. Ifeanyi Okowa
One of his daughters was first to be reported positive.
By July 1, Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa reported he had been infected too with his wife.
The Governor and his wife are still in self-isolation undergoing treatment.
7. Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu
Abia Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, announced on June 8 that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had tested positive for coronavirus.
He directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.
On July 4, Ikpeazu reportedly tested negative for COVID-19.