Panic among Nigerian government officials as State Governor, Top Presidential aide test positive for coronavirus
The Governor of Bauchi State in North Eastern Nigeria, Bala Mohammed and the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus
Abba Kyari just came back from Germany about 10 days ago after leading a federal government delegation to a business conference in Germany,
The Senior Special Assistant to the Bauchi Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed the governor’s health status in a media statement made available on Tuesday.
The governor earlier said he had met and shook hands with Mohammed, the son of former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
Gidado said, “This is to inform the general public that the result of the six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed to be positive of COVID-19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State.
“At this point, it should be noted that the Governor is in self-isolation as his doctors and officials from the NCDC have taken full charge of his quarantine.”
Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff is also in Self-isolation taking treatment.