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Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son


Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus
Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has reportedly gone on self-isolation following contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar.
In a tweet on Monday, Ladan Salihu, the governor’s chief of staff, said Mohammed is in self-isolation.
He said the governor and some members of his team boarded the same flight with Atiku’s son.
Salihu said both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries while enroute to Abuja from Lagos.
He said the governor and members of his team have been tested for the virus and that the results are being awaited.
“Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self isolation following contact with Atiku Abubakar’s Son. Yes. We were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. The Gov and the rest of us have taken tests. The results will be negative in sha Allah,” he tweeted.
Also, in a statement, Mukhtar Gidado, the governor’s senior special assistant on media, said Mohammed has not shown any symptoms of coronavirus.
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed coo 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,” the statement read.
“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 exhibited 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 spread of 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 caused are highly regretted.”

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