Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has tested positive for coronavirus!
This is coming days after the governor disclosed that he made contact with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, son of the former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also tested positive for the virus.
His media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, announced the result of the test on Tuesday.
On Monday, Mr Mohammed opened up that he boarded the same flight and shook hands with Muhammed Abubakar.
A statement by Mukhtar Gidado, Mr Mohammed’s spokesperson, said Messrs Mohammed and Abubakar boarded the same international flight, Aero Contractor, that arrived in Nigeria via Lagos.
He said the two of them “shook hands and exchange pleasantries.”
“So far the governor did not exhibit any symptom of the disease, but based on the recommendation of the NCDC he will remain in isolation in order to avoid the risk of spreading the disease,” Mr Gidado said.
“Currently, the blood sample of the governor has been taken and is undergoing clinical. For the period of the clinical test, the governor and his entourage will remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical results.”
Nigeria has currently confirmed more than 40 cases of COVID-19. One of the patients died on Monday, according to officials.