Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The governor placed himself in self isolation after he made contact with Mohammed Atiku, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku’s son tested positive for the deadly virus after he got back to Abuja.
Mukhtar M. Gidado Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor in a statement on Tuesday confirmed that the Governor is presently being quarantined after his result came out positive.
Gidado disclosed that the governor’s test was the only positive result out of six initial tests carried out by Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) on his family and aides.
The statement read: “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 hint 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 Abdulkadir 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.“
The governor advised those who had contact with him or any one known to undergo a test immediately in order to avert further spread of the COVID -19 epidemic.