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'I'm Sorry For The Inconveniences, It Was Never My Wish To Be Infected' - Bauchi Governor Shares COVID-19 Experience


Allah tested me with COVID-19, says Bala Mohammed By Hassan Ibrahim, Bauchi  Thursday evening at Government House Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed says he must appreciate Allah for testing him with and freeing him from COVID-19.

The Governor, who made this known to the newsmen at the government house shortly after he was discharged, expressed gratitude to leaders in Nigeria and the people of the state especially emirs, ulamas, clergymen and his supporters for their love and support shown to him while in isolation.

He said,
 “All praise be to Allah. We thank Allah for this moment and for this trial. I must thank Him for testing me with this virus. I thank you most sincerely.

This disease that I was infected, is a terrible experience, I thank Allah that I was free from the virus. 

I am sorry for the inconveniences I might have caused to anybody in Bauchi and Nigeria, it has never been my wishes to be infected” 

Gov. Mohammed said the period of his isolation has made him know the enormous love, respect and regard of the citizens to him and his family.

He added that, he has worked with determination to meet the expectations of the citizens because of their sympathy to him while in isolation. 

Mohammed urged his supporters and other well-wishers not to worry about coming to visit him at the Government House as he has already acknowledged their prayers.

He said,
 “I urge my people not to worry to come to Bauchi or Government House to see me, I have already acknowledged your prayers, because of the protocols, let’s maintain the directive of social distancing". 

He further applauded the state Taskforce on coronavirus for the outstanding performance and pledged his support to achieve the set objectives.

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Muhammed Maigoro had said the governor was discharged after two of his samples tested negative. 

He said,

“Today we are discharging our first index case, you can recall that our first case was in isolation for more than two weeks and today having satisfied with the requirements to be discharged, we are here discharging His Excellency as a patient who recovered from COVID-19.

"With this development, we have only three active cases with zero death in Bauchi state."

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