The governor had gone into self-isolation after shaking hands with a son
of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for
In a statement on Tuesday, Mukhtar Gidado, senior special assistant to
the governor on media, said Mohammed is currently under quarantine.
“This is to inform the general public that the result of the Six initial
tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) on
His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, his family and aides that
accompanied him to Lagos is out. Of the Six initial tests carried out,
one sample was confirmed positive of COVID -19,” the statement read.
“The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency Senator Bala
Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State.
“At this point, it should be noted that the Governor is in
self-isolation as his Doctors and officials from the Nigeria Centre for
Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine. His
Excellency, solicits for prayers from all and requests that all those
who had contact with him or any one known to have the same medical
condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of
the COVID -19 epidemic.”