The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Mr Babandede, in a WhatsApp message on Sunday, said: “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos.”
“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.”
A spokesman for the Service, Sunday James, said that Mr Babandede was in stable condition and responding to treatment.
“The Comptroller General is active and directing as expected the affairs of the service online, while the Deputy Comptroller General Overseeing the administration of the service is in touch online to keep service activities running within this period,” Mr James stated in a statement.