The Nigerian government has announced eight new cases of Covid-19 in the country.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria to 97.
This implies that a total of 16 new cases have been reported as at the time of reporting on Saturday evening .
The number of infected people in the country has continued to rise as Kaduna reported its first confirmed case today.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, had earlier said he was confirmed positive for Covid-19. He however did not provide information on how he might have contracted the virus.
Mr El-Rufai is one of the government officials who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Others include the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; the Speaker, Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye among others.