On Tuesday, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed officially tested positive for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado.
“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 Sen. Bala Mohammed.
“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 have taken full charge of his quarantine.” He said.
Gidado also said that the Governor has advised anyone who earlier came in contact with him to go for immediate test to avoid further spread of the virus.
He also said that the Governor had gone into self-isolation.
The son of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday has earlier met and shook hands with the governor.
Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is 61 years old and was born on 5 October 1958.