The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This was made known by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
The governor took the test after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
Recall earlier this week that Roundnews24 report that the former vice president son tested positive the deadly virus and has been moved to the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment.
Both the Governor and the VP son met on the plane where the shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
Although he has yet to show any symptoms of the disease, he has since gone into self-isolation to prevent any possible spread of the virus.
His Senior Special Assistant on Media revealed in a statement, that the results of the tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were out.
“Of the six initial tests carried out, He said. One sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19.”
“The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive of Bauchi State.”
Below is the statement Obtain by ChannelTV,