The deputy governor of Bauchi state, Baba Tela, has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was disclosed Tuesday by Mukhtar Gidado, one of the media aides of the Governor.
Gidado, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed said on Tuesday that Tela, who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force on COVID-19, contracted the virus while discharging his duties and has gone into self-isolation.
The statement reads, “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.
“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.”