Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus, The PUNCH reports.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a media statement made available on Tuesday.
The governor earlier said he met and shook hands with Mohammed, the son of former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
Gidado said, “This is to inform the general public that the result of the six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed to be positive of COVID-19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, Senator Bala 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 NCDC have taken full charge of his quarantine.”