The governor tested positive to the deadly virus following the clinical test carried out on him and his aides by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado who disclosed this in a press statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital, Tuesday said ”of the six initial tests carried out one sample was confirmed positive of Covid-19 adding that the positive result happened to be that of his excellency Sen.Bala Mohammed”
He added 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 have taken full charge of his quarantine”
Gidado said further that the governor has advised anyone who earlier came in contact with him to go for an immediate test to avoid further spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.
It would be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed had gone into self-isolation following contact with the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar’s son , Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, who earlier tested positive to the virus.