Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been confirmed positive of the Coronavirus disease.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Makinde on Monday confirmed this on his personal twitter handle.
The governor, who claimed to be asymptomatic, promised to continue to remain in self isolation.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to Self-isolate.
“I have designated Prof. Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully.
” Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he had tweeted.
NAN reports that Makinde’s confirmation had increased the tally of confirmed cases in the state to eight.(NAN)