Coronavirus: Immigration boss, Babandede tests positive
The Nigeria Immigration Service Comptroller-General, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The CG, personally confirmed having COVID-19 on Sunday morning after enquiries by newsmen in Abuja.
He explained to have been on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22.
“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos.
“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.”
Babandede said his deputy would continue working, while asking officers to cooperate with him.
He added, “It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.
“I urge officers to continue working with my able Deputy to further move our Service to another level. As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.”
This is happening barely 12 hours after the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, tested positive for COVID-19.
El-Rufai also disclosed that he has been on self isolation.
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