Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Akeredolu disclosed this on his verified Facebook account on Tuesday afternoon.
The governor said he was already in self-isolation as stipulated by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for someone that is not showing symptoms.
Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms.
“I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”
Akeredolu joins a growing list of top public officials, who have tested positive for the virus.
They include late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchia and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo.