According to the source, results were confirmed positive during the week.
The report also claimed that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, is also down with the virus.
The report quoted the presidential spokesman, Shehu as saying: “I have no confirmation of the cases you mentioned, but yes I have been afflicted by the mild variant of the COVID-19. I felt okay from the beginning, maybe because one had received all three jabs, and right now, I feel 100 per cent. I just finished my hour-long running exercise.
Testing had recently been ramp up in the presidential villa in the wake of the Omicron variant to ensure the containment of the virus.