The Bauchi state government has confirmed that Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, has tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus which has killed hundreds of people in the country thus far.
This was revealed in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Bauchi by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi State governor, Muhktar Gidado.
According to Gidado, the Deputy Governor was confirmed to have contracted the virus following a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease.
Gidado read thus in detail; “This is to inform the 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 for coronavirus.
“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
The deputy, has gone into self-isolation and health professionals are properly managing his situation.