The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Mouthpiece NGR had on Monday exclusively reported that Governor Bala Mohammed went for a test a day after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was confirmed to be infected with the virus.
The Governor retuned to Bauchi from an official trip to Lagos after he met with Atiku’s son on the plane where both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
The results of the tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed him positive, including the Chief of Staff to president Buhari, Aba Kyari.
A source within the Aso rock have also revealed that at least three persons working in the office of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, have also tested positive to Coronavirus.
The affected persons are yet to be identified but it is believed that they are close members of Kyari’s work unit.
Kyari had submitted himself for test after a trip to Germany and Egypt where the pandemic had killed dozens of persons.
He’s currently in self isolation and there are reports that he may be moved from Abuja to Lagos for urgent and effective treatment, Mouthpiece NGR learnt.
MouthpieceNGR exclusively gathered that Aba Kyari has had contact with several prominent persons including Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Babagana Kingibe, a prominent member of the ‘cabal’ and Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.
It was also gathered that the Buhari De-facto president also met with Aliko Dangote, Governor Bello Masari of Katsina and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and In fact, other staff after returning from his foreign trip.
Already, activities at Aso Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power, have been shut down to avoid a further spread of the epidemic.