The Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was made known in a statement by the senior special assistant to the governor, Muktar Gidado on Tuesday.
The statement revealed six tests were carried out and one of the sample which is that of the governor tested positive.
The governor’s quarantine, he said has been taken over by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
“This is to inform the general public that the result of the Six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) on His Excellency. Sen. Bala Abdulkadir 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 COVlD -19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadlr 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.”
Soliciting for prayers, the governor called on all who have had contact with him to go for testing.
“His Excellency, solicits for prayers from all and requests that all those who had contact with him or any one known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of the COVlD-19 epidemlc.”