Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has tested positive for Coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado said that out of the six test carried out by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control one was confirmed positive for covid-19.
Governor Mohammed was in self-isolation after having contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar who tested positive for the Coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, said, “This is to inform the general public that His Excellency Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed had gone into self-isolation.
“This development is sequel to the report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the son of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, was tested positive to the Coronavirus upon his return from an international trip through Lagos.”
He added: “It would be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed who also recently returned from an official trip in Lagos met with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar in the Aero Contractors aircraft where they shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
“So far, the governor did not exhibit any symptom of the disease, but based on the recommendations of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, he will remain in isolation in order to avoid the risk of spread of the disease.”