Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says he went through hell during the three weeks he spent in isolation.
Speaking with journalists at government house, Bauchi, Mohammed said staying in isolation for that long has changed his life forever.
He, however, thanked those who reached out to him during the period and his loved one for standing by him.
“This disease that I was infected with is a terrible experience.I went through hell while in isolation for treatment, I felt like I was alone but the love, affection and prayers shown to me by the people of Bauchi State really kept me going,” he said.
“I thank Allah that I have now been freed from the virus. I am sorry for the inconveniences it might have caused to anybody in Bauchi and Nigeria, it has never been my wishes to be infected.
“I have received best wishes and prayers from many people across the divide, some of whom I do not even know.
“This show of love has strengthened my spirit to work hard and deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Bauchi State, and I can assure the people of Bauchi State that I will do exactly that.”
He pledged to work hard towards meeting the expectations of Bauchi people.
Bala expressed gratitude to Nigerian leaders and people of the state especially, the emirs and the religious leaders whom he said demonstrated rare love and affection to him.
He enjoined his supporters and other well wishers not to bother coming to visit him at the government house, saying he has already acknowledged their prayers.
The governor, who was discharged on Thursday, was in the news on Friday for ignoring social distancing at at a Jumat service.
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