Notable People that Recovered From Coronavirus in Nigeria

Coronavirus is not relenting. It is still dealing greatly with the human race. Coronavirus continues to wreck havoc. It continues to put human beings into making unprecedented decisions, with little or no time to think.

Just yesterday, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari announced a curfew across all states in the country from 8 PM to 6 AM. He also calls for the restriction of inter-state travels to only essentials such as food and pharmaceutical products.

The President also called on Nigerians that are well-off to help the worst-off as that’s one of the ways to cushion the economic blow the pandemic dealt (and is dealing) with Nigerians.

He had about a week before yesterday called for extension of the lockdown in Ogun, FCT and Lagos State, the epicenter of the pandemic to curtail rapid spread of the virus, but majority of Nigerians aren’t having any of that as many defied that directive because well, hunger is real.


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Nigeria currently has 1337 confirmed cases of which 40 have died and 255 have recovered and have been discharged.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the popular people who have recovered from the coronavirus in Nigeria.

People that Have Recovered from Coronavirus in Nigeria

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi.

On April 23, 2020, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, made a post (alongside a video) on their Twitter page about a certain woman who recovered from COVID-19.

In their words: “after recovering from #COVID19, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, wants people to know that the disease is NOT a death sentence.

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She shares the importance of supporting those who have been infected with #COVID19. DO NOT STIGMATISE.”

Osowobi is the founder of the Stand to End Rape Initiative, a movement advancing gender equality and an end to SGBV through advocacy, prevention & support.

You can see the video of Osowobi on Twitter.

Governor Seyi Makinde

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, GSM as he is fondly called, after a week of battling with coronavirus tweeted that he has recovered.

Although asymptomatic, the Governor tested positive after he returned from the NEC meeting with a host of other political leaders in attendance.

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He tweeted via his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde on April 5, 2020 that he tested negative twice.

I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.

Governor Bala Muhammed

The Governor of Bauchi, Gov. Bala Muhammed tested positive for coronavirus on March 24, 2020 and announced his recovery on Twitter on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

He is the second governor to recover from COVID-19.

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The Governor tweeted, “Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative. I thank you all for your prayers & support even while I was in isolation. Most importantly, all the praises & thanks be to Allah – the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. #GreaterBauchi

Governor Nasir El-rufai

After receiving his coronavirus test result on March 28, the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-rufai tests negative twice for the virus, meaning he recovered after nearly four weeks, on April 22, 2020.

The revelation was made from the official Twitter handle of the office of Kaduna Governor.

Mohammed Abubakar

The son of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is also of those notable Nigerians that have recovered from the rampaging coronavirus.

He made it known after retweeting a post by Premium Times and reiterating it via his Twitter handle @Mo_Atiku. On April 27, he tweeted: “I, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, wish to inform Nigerians that I have finally been cleared and discharged after 40 days  of coronavirus (Covid19) treatment.”

These are some of the notable people in Nigeria who contracted coronavirus, suffered COVID-19 and have fully recovered from the infection.

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All of the people mentioned in this piece have all returned to their normal lives. The governors have returned to their offices and the individuals have resumed their regular everyday living.

If you know of any other notable person we should cover in this post, please leave a comment and we’ll update the post as soon as we get your comments.

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