The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, on Thursday confirmed that he tested negative for Coronavirus after undergoing a test for the second time.
DAILY NIGERIAN had last week exclusively reported that the governor had tested negative for the virus but was advised to remain isolated, pending the second running of the test which would certify him as negative or otherwise.
Although the deputy governor, Baba Tela, had dismissed our report, credible sources close to the governor confirmed to this newspaper that Mr Mohammed was tested negative last week.
Disclosing the result of the second test on his social media handles on Thursday, the governor said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had given him the “green light” indicating that he is free from the virus.
The governor said: “Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative.
“I thank you all for your prayers and support even while I was in isolation. Most importantly, all the praises and thanks be to Allah – the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
“My gratitude also goes to the Imams, Ulamas, Pastors and all religious leaders within and outside the state for their constant prayers, also our meticulous Bauchi #COVIDー19 team, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).”