The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested negative twice for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after time in self-isolation.
NIS spokesman, Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Babandede had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 29, and had been on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom.
“The CGI in an overwhelming appreciation took cognizance of the prayers and supplication of everyone for him,” Mr James said in the statement.
“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 this 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.”
The spokesman enjoined Nigerians to keep faith alive and adhere strictly to medical and health guidelines, including physical distancing, as well as safe healthy practices of washing of hands with soap.