Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife and daughter have tested positive for COVID-19.
Okowa, who had earlier gone into self isolation after one of his daughter tested positive for coronavirus last week, disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday.
He said he, his wife and daughter were in isolation in line with the guidelines for treating coronavirus.
“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter”, Okowa said.
Okowa is the sixth serving Nigerian governor to be infected with COVID-19.
Five other state governors who have tested positive for COVID-19 include; Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State; Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Delta State has recorded 965 cases, discharged 190 patients and recorded 23 deaths so far.
Nigeria has recorded 25, 694 cases of Coronavirus, 590 deaths and 9,746 recoveries since the first index case was reported in the country.