Breaking: Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

“I tested positive for #COVID19,” Mr Akeredolu posted on his Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu (, on Tuesday afternoon.

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“All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”

With the development, Mr Akeredolu becomes the fifth incumbent governor to test positive for COVID-19.

Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi recovered after testing positive for the disease.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia is currently undergoing treatment for the disease while his counterpart in Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, is self-isolating after his daughter tested positive for COVID-19.

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Some other governors, including Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Godwin Obaseki of Edo, had also self-isolated after coming in contact with infected people. They later tested negative for the disease.

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, died last week from complications triggered by the disease.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria in February, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control said 132,304 samples have been tested.

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