Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly and four other lawmakers may have tested positive for COVID-19.
First News learnt from an impeccable source that the speaker, Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim and the four other yet-to-be identified members of the Assembly have been confirmed to have contracted the virus after their results returned positive.
It was gathered that the speaker and the lawmakers have been admitted at different isolation centres in the state for treatment, while the samples of members of the speaker’s family have been taken for testing.
Also, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mijinyawa Yahaya, has been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Yahaya announced this on his Facebook page.
Last week, Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, directed all commissioners, special advisers, special assistants, political advisers and other staff of the Government House to present themselves for testing.
Secretary to the state Government, Prof Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, had on Thursday led the officials for the testing.
The governor’s directive followed the death of a director at the office of the SSG, who was confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.