Kayode Alabi, deputy governor of Kwara state, has recovered from COVID-19.
Alabi, who is also the chairman of the Kwara COVID-19 technical team, and his wife tested positive for the virus on August 3 and had since been in isolation.
The deputy governor disclosed the news of his recovery in a post on Twitter on Friday.
“It is with great joy that I announce to you that I have tested negative to the deadly coronavirus. I want to use this medium to appreciate God, the author and finisher of my faith, and also to thank everyone who showed concern during the trying time,” he wrote.
In July, some aides to the deputy governor had tested positive for the virus.
The deputy governor had also warned that the virus is real and presents danger that requires serious caution.
He noted that the state government is determined to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in the state and curb community transmission.
As of Friday, the state had recorded 956 cases of COVID-19, with 773 recoveries and 25 deaths.