Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has tested positive to Covid-19 after his contact with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, son of the former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, who has also tested positive.
The governor, his family, and commissioners had announced their self-isolation on Monday.
The Senior Special Assistant (Media) Mukhtar Gidado in a statement narrated how the six tests carried out on the governor and his family came back positive for Mohammed.
He said: “This is to inform the general public that the result of six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on his Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the six tests, one sample was confirmed positive of Covid-19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, the Governor of Bauchi State.”
He added that the Governor is now in self-isolation while his doctors and officials from NCDC have taken full charge of his quarantine.
“His Excellency solicits for prayer from all and requested that all those who had had contact with him or anyone known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately.”
The Governor and his entourage had gone on self-isolation on Monday after contact with the son of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has been tested positive to Covid-19
Mohammed’s self-isolation had earlier been announced in a press statement on Monday by the same Gidado.