The Governor of Kaduna State , Nasir el – Rufai , on Saturday , said he was the index COVID – 19 case who infected four others in the state .
El – Rufai , who was a guest speaker on The Platform, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos , also noted that the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers.
The governor said , “ Each and every case of COVID – 19 we’ ve had in the state was imported . I was the index case , fortunately, I would say , because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID – 19 is real ; it ’ s not a joke .
“ I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people . Happily , all of us are okay now .
We are all back to our normal lives . We didn’ t want to expose any of our frontline workers to any risk, so we have a lot of PPEs for all our health workers . ”
He stated that the state government had provided N 5 m in life insurance coverage for each health worker who dies of COVID – 19 in the line of duty.
El – Rufai said , “ We also insured their (health workers ) lives to the tune of N 5 m . Anyone that dies in this process , his family will get N 5 m and we have additional disability insurance for those that get sick and cannot walk but are not dead .
“ We are also giving a special allowance to all health workers , as well as extraordinary allowances for those on the frontlines
. This is the broad strategy that we’ ve adopted in Kaduna State and we are implementing it with all energy and focus. ”
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