The Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Muhammad has tested positive for COVID-19.
The CJN was represented by Bode Rhodes-Vivour, a supreme court justice, at the swearing-in ceremony of 72 senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN) on Monday.
The CJN was ill and out of the country for medical treatment.
Ibrahim Saulawa, justice of the supreme, on Tuesday, confirmed that the CJN tested positive for the virus and that he is currently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, receiving treatment.
There has been in a spike in COVID-19 infections in the country.