Bauchi State Deputy Governor Baba Tela, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the State governor, Muhktar Gidado, released.
Tela also doubles as the Chairman of the State Taskforce on coronavirus and Lassa Fever.
Gidado said the deputy governor contracted the dreaded virus in the line of duty and is in isolation while contact tracing of persons who had close contact with him in recent time has commenced.
The statement read in part: “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 for coronavirus.
“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
“Consequently, His Excellency, Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”