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Niger Governor Contracts COVID-19

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Gov. Abubakar Bello, Niger State

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has tested positive for COVID-19, an aide disclosed in a statement on Monday in Minna.

Chief Press Secretary to Bello, Mary Noel-Berje, who signed the statement, said that the governor’s sample was taken for test, and the result came positive.

Noel-Berje said the governor made this known via his Twitter handle and that he had immediately gone into self isolation and commenced treatment.

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She solicited prayers for his quick recovery even as he is asymptomatic to the virus.

She advised the people to always observe all the COVID-19 protocols in their dealings.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governors Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti had tested positive for the virus earlier.

Other Nigerian governors that had tested positive for COVID-19 include Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia.

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