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.
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.
Although he has yet to show any symptoms of the disease, he has since gone into self-isolation to prevent any possible spread of the virus.
On Tuesday, Gidado revealed that the results of the tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were out.
According to him, six initial tests were administered on the governor, as well as his family and aides who accompanied him to Lagos.
“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 of Bauchi State,” the statement said.