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COVID-19: Infected Immigration Boss Babandede Cleared, Tests Negative Twice


The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has been declared free of the coronavirus having tested negative twice after battling COVID-19.

Nigerian Immigration Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, said the news of the Comptroller General testing negative twice after self-isolation came with great relief and thanks to God.

Recall that Babandede had while confirming his test result on March 29, said he had placed himself on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22.

Speaking on Tuesday, James said, “The CGI in an overwhelming appreciation took cognizance of the prayers and supplication of everyone for him.

“Most importantly, the Government, Honorable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, Mr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, members of the international community who stood by the service during these trying times.

“He prays for the recovery of others, and for God’s intervention for the world and Nigeria in this battle against Covid-19,” said.

He, therefore, enjoined Nigeria’s to keep faith alive and adhere strictly to medical and health care advises, including physical distancing, as well as safe healthy practices of washing of hands with soap.

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