Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for coronavirus and he is currently in self-isolation.
Makinde revealed this in a series of tweets on Monday, saying he had appointed a former chief medical director of the University College, Ibadan, as the head of COVID-19 task force while he recovers fully.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” he tweeted.
“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.”
Makinde becomes the third governor to be tested positive to coronavirus. Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, and Nasir el-Rufai, his Kaduna counterpart, had earlier tested positive for the virus.