Nigeria’s Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
In a statement on Sunday morning, Babandede said he is already on self-isolation since he came back to Nigeria after a visit to the United Kingdom on March 22.
The immigration boss urged all officers to continue to work and co-operate with his deputy to move the service forward.
“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos.
“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected,” he told Punch newspaper.
He added, “It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.
“I urge officers to continue working with my able Deputy to further move our Service to another level. As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.”
This news medium had reported that the federal government confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 97.
In a statement on its Twitter handle on Saturday night, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new development
According to the center, two cases were recorded in FCT, four were confirmed in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State.
It tweeted: “Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State. As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.”
Below is a total breakdown of states with confirmed cases of the deadly virus in Nigeria;
Total cases: 97