By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Sad news has emanated from Bauchi State, as results of tests for the dreaded CoronaVirus on His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, Governor of the state has come out positive.
This was disclosed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Mukhtar M. Gidado in a statement dated March 24, 2020 in which the Governor appealed for prayers from Nigerians.
“This is to inform the general public that the result of the Six initial tests
carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) on His
Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the Six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19.
“The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency Senator
Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State,” it stated.
It further said that at this point, it should be noted that the Governor is in self-isolation as his Doctors and officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine.
“His Excellency, solicits for prayers from all and requests that all those who had contact with him or any one known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of the COVID -19
epidemic,” it concluded.