Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Fayemi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), disclosed his COVID-19 status on Twitter on Wednesday July 22, 2020.
“I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. “
“I’m delegating critical tasks to my Deputy but will continue routine duty from home. JKF” he wrote.
Fayemi is the seventh Nigerian governor to test positive for the highly infectious novel disease.
Bauchi’s Governor Bala Mohammed, Kaduna’s Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo’s Governor Seyi Makinde, Abia’s Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Ondo’s Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and Delta’s Governor Ifeanyi Okowa have all tested positive in the past.
All of them have also recovered from the disease that has killed 805 people in Nigeria, as of July 21.