Finance, Budget Ministers test negative for COVID-19

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Nduka Chiejina (Assistant Editor)


The ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning have tested negative to the .

Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed made the disclosure on her twitter handle where she announced that she is “grateful for negative #Covid19 test results.”

She thanked her followers for their concerns and prayers and urge “all of us to practice social distancing, wash our hands and use sanitizers as frequently as possible to help put an end to this global pandemic. Please support by following guidelines.”

On the ministry’s Twitter account, it was revealed that “test results for #Covid19 has returned NEGATIVE for both our Ministers @ZShamsuna @ClemAgba. The test was considered necessary after confirmed interactions with persons who tested positive.”

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Confirming the test results, Special Adviser to the finance minister, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi said Zainab Ahmed was at the National Assembly on Wednesday meaning she wasn’t in self-isolation.

Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi noted that “various platforms of engagement and Communication have been created for the Hon Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning to continue to do her work wherever she may be so there is no vacuum. So the Hon Minister’s office is up and running.”

Zainab Ahmed along with other members of the economic team attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting last week with state governors one of whom has tested positive to Coronavirus