Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a media statement made available on Tuesday.
The governor earlier said he met and shook hands with Mohammed, the son of former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
The statement revealed 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 him 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,” the statement added.
The statement added that the governor is now in isolation as his Doctors and Officials from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have taken full charge of his isolation.