Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State has tested positive of the deadly Coronavirus.
Mr Muktar Gidado, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Media, revealed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday.
“This is to inform the general public that the result of the six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Gov. Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID -19.
“The positive result happened to be that of Gov. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State.
“At this point, it should be noted that the Governor is in self-isolation as his Doctors and officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine,” Gidado said.
The Special Assistant also said that the state governor, solicited for prayers from all.
He added that the governor specifically requested that all those who had contact with him or any one known to have the same medical condition, should go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of the disease. (NAN)