Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
The governor had 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.
“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 His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, 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 His Excellency Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State,” Gidado said.
He added:”At this point, it should be noted that the governor is in self isolation as his Doctors and officials from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine.
“His Excellency solicits for prayers from all and request that all those who had contacts with him or any one known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of COVID-19 epidemic,” Gidado concluded.