Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, confirmed.
Mr Ortom also confirmed his positive status of the viral infection on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
“This is to confirm that the result of my last COVID-19 test returned positive,” he wrote.
The Governor said though he has not shown any symptoms, he has already commenced treatment.
He advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for COVID-19 test.
“It is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for test to ascertain their COVID-19 status. I urge Benue people and other Nigerians to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus,” Mr Ortom said.
His Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, confirmed this in a statement released on Wednesday.
The statement said:
“The latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.
“This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.
“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.”