The deputy governor of Bauchi state, Baba Tela has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to Governor Bala Mohammed, Mukhtar Gidado, made this announcement in a statement signed on June 2nd, 2020.
According to the statement, “He has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
The statement read: “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.
“The confirmation was sequel to a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease.
“He contacted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
“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 Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
“Meanwhile, His Excellency Sen. Bala A. Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has since felicitate and commiserate with the Deputy Governor and solicits for prayers from all for his speedy recovery.
“The Governor also calls on the citizens to adhere strictly to the protocols against the dreaded virus to curtail its spread in the State.”