The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Baba Tela has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Deputy Governor’s status was confirmed by his senior special assistant, Mukhtar Gidado in an official statement.
According to the statement, Baba Tela contracted the virus while discharging his duties as the Chairman of the state task force on COVID-19.
It was further revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has taken samples from close contacts of the Deputy Governor and they have all been advised to remain in isolation pending the arrival of results.
“This is to inform the General public that His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela, deputy governor of Bauchi State, who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19, was confirmed positive of Coronavirus.
Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation, the statement read.
Mr. Gidado solicited for prayers for his boss and urged residents of Bauchi State to adhere to laid down protocols to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the State.