The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive to coronavirus (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 who was 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.
The 61-year-old governor is the only one that tested positive out of six people, including his family and aides who accompanied him to Lagos, screened for the virus.
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