By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed has gone into self isolation, over suspected case of CoronaVirus.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Mukhtar M. Gidado, dated March 23, 2020, said that he came in contact with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar &s son who has already tested positive for the virus.
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed cON the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has gone into self-isolation.
“This development is sequel to the report from the Nigeria Centre for disease Control (NCDC) that the son of the Former Vice President of Nigeria Mohammed Atiku Abubakar was tested positive to the Coronavirus upon his returned from an International trip through Lagos,” it said..
It would be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed who also recently
returned from an official Trip in Lagos, met with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar in the Aero Contractors aircraft where they shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
So far, the Governor did not exhibit any symptom of the disease, but based on the recommendation of the Nigeria Centre for disease Control, he will remain in Isolation in order to avoid the risk of spreading the disease.
Currently, the blood sample of the Governor has been taken and is
undergoing Clinical test. For the period of the clinical testing the Governor and his entourage will remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical result.
Consequently therefore, the Governor has cancelled all his appointments with immediate effect and any inconveniences coursed are highly regretted.