The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
This comes a day after 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.
Governor Mohammed had returned to Bauchi from an official trip to Lagos after he met with Atiku’s son on the plane where both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
Also, three aides to the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus while other members of staff in Kyari’s office have been asked to self-isolate.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is expected to brief the media on the status of Kyari, who reportedly tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.
The panel is chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.