Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Facebook page on Tuesday.
He said he’s already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for asymptomatic persons.
Akeredolu wrote, “Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19. Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms,” he said.
“I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”
He also tweeted on his official Twitter handlde, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well-being are most appreciated.”
With this development, the Ondo governor has joined a growing list of top public officers who have tested positive for the disease.
They include Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, and Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo.