Comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus.
A message circulated by public relations officer of the service, Sunday, James, said Mr Babandede had gone on self-isolation since he returned from a trip to the United Kingdom.
Mr. James’ message reads: “As a top official of government he has adhered to the NCDC instructions to self-isolate and undergo test.
“The result of the test came out positive, hence the need to make it public, he conveys his goodwill to all and he is in stable condition responding to treatment.
“The Comptroller General is active and directing as expected the affairs of the service online, while the Deputy Comptroller General Overseeing the administration of the service is in touch online to keep service activities running within this period.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service community will continue to deliver on its mandate for the nation even in these trying times as we pray the whole world get over it, Nigeria inclusive.”
Babandede confirmed his health status to The PUNCH on Sunday, saying: “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.”