The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, is reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Gov.Ortom confirmed his positive status of the disease on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
“This is to confirm that the result of my last COVID-19 test returned positive,” he wrote.
The Governor said though he has not shown any symptoms, he has already commenced treatment.
He advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for COVID-19 test.
“It is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for test to ascertain their COVID-19 status. I urge Benue people and other Nigerians to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus,” Mr Ortom said.
the governor had gone into self-isolation last year after his wife, Eunice, son and some personal staff tested positive for the virus.
Early this year, this newspaper reported again how the governor tested negative for the virus after coming in contact with those who had contracted it.
Like most countries, Nigeria is currently battling a second wave of the infection with a new strain said to be in circulation by health experts.
With hopes of Vaccine shipment underway, authorities in the country have continued to advise Nigerians to comply with all safety protocols meant to curtail its spread even as the number of infections and fatality continue to increase.