Baba Tela, the deputy governor of Bauchi state has been confirmed of being positive with the coronavirus.
According to Muhktar Gidado, the senior special assistant on media to the Bauchi State governor in a media statement released on Wednesday, confirmed that after a test was carried out on the deputy governor by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease, the results came out positive.
He went further to explain that the deputy governor, who is also the Chairman of the Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever, had since gone into self-isolation.
He said that;
“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 for coronavirus.
“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
Consequently, His Excellency, Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
Gidado added that samples of all the the deputy governor has come in contact with has been taken by the NCDC for testing and are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
According to him, the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has solicited prayers for his deputy and other COVID-19 patients speedy recovery.