Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), Politics Nigeria reports.
He announced this in a statement first posted on his social media page on Monday.
The governor said he just received his coronavirus test result and that it was positive. He said he was still asymptomatic and would continue to self-isolate.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” he wrote.
He further stated that he had designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while he recovers fully.
“Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he advised.
I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. pic.twitter.com/SX6UAYBb0S
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) March 30, 2020
Seyi Makinde joins the list of prominent Nigerians who tested positive to the infection in the last two weeks.
Meanwhile, Nigeria now has a total number of 111 coronavirus cases spread across 10 states and the FCT.