The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, has appreciated Nigerians for their prayers and show of love towards him after testing positive to COVID-19.
Babandede, who spoke from isolation, made this known in a video released on Wednesday night.
Speaking further, the immigration boss said being infected with coronavirus has humbled him, adding that Nigerians should pray that the pandemic doesn’t spread further.
He said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I will like to thank all my friends, loved ones, officers and men, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria and abroad for the enormous prayers for my quick recovery. I am very grateful for your prayers. In reality, your prayers are helping me recover very quickly.
“I thank Allah for giving me the opportunity to be sick because it gives me the opportunity to humble myself, to also know that I am loved by such a large number of people.
“Today, the 1st of April, I am sending this short video to you to tell you I’m doing well and recovering gradually.
“Please take care always, wash your hands and maintain social distance.
“Continue to pray that Nigeria does not head towards any disaster. The numbers are still small but continue to pray that it does not grow.
“I send my love to you, especially people from my village – people from Kano, Lagos, Abuja, everywhere I can’t even mention. Thank you for your love. Maa Salam.”
Politics Nigeria reports that the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 23 new cases of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 174.
The NCDC, on its twitter handle, said of the 23 new cases, nine were from Lagos, seven at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, five in Akwa Ibom, one in Kaduna and one in Bauchi.