Information reaching us is that the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state, Baba Tela, tested positive for Covid-19.
The information on the health status of the Deputy Governor who is equally the chairman of the Bauchi state task force on COVID-19, was confirmed in a statement released by Governor Bala’s media aide, Mukhtar Gidado.
The media aide said Mr Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation and that samples of all his primary contacts have been taken for test by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Mukhtar Gidado 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.
“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 NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
“He has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
The Deputy Governor tested positive for the virus barely a month after the Governor of the state, Bala Mohammed recovered from the disease after being treated for three weeks.