The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to COVID-19 on Monday. He was said to have returned to Edo from the United Kingdom.
The state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in Benin on Wednesday.
He also noted that the Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who had close contact with Bauchi state governor Senator Bala Muhammed, at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the National Economic Council (NEC) meetings.
The Governor also had contact with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who has also tested positive to the virus.
He has now gone into self-isolation, with his samples sent for testing.