The former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, and his wives have tested negative for COVID-19.

This was contained in a statement signed by the former Central Bank of Nigeria’s son, Adam Sanusi, on Sunday.

However Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who is also Sanusi’s friend, tested positive for the disease.

In the statement, Sanusi urged Nigerians to comply with government’s directives, adding that being infected with coronavirus was not a death sentence.

The statement read in part, “We have been inundated with calls asking about the health and safety of my father (Sanusi) especially given the number of visitors he received on arrival in Lagos, and a number of contacts he had who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with persons who tested positive.

“As for my father, on March 25, he and all our mothers submitted samples for the COVID-19 test. These samples were taken at home under the supervision of Dr. Alero Roberts, the second Vice Chairman of the Association of Public Health Professionals.

“On March 27, Dr. Roberts conveyed the results and all of them were negative. We hope this information will allay the concerns of all those who are asking.”