Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for COVID-19
He disclosed the information through a video broadcast on his Facebook account, saying that he is asymptomatic and on isolation as a result of the infection.
According to the post: “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms.
“I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”
Akeredolu joins a growing list of top public officers who have tested positive for the disease.
They include Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, and Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo.
Ondo, as at the time of filing this report, has a total of 276 confirmed coronavirus cases, 168 of which are recorded active, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control