Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, officially says he has tested positive for Covid-19.
Fayemi said this in a tweet on Wednesday, adding that he would be handing over to his deputy, Adebisi Egbeyemi.
“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,” the governor tweeted.
Fayemi, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, is the eighth governor to test positive for Covid-19.
Others who have tested positive in the last four months include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu had also contracted the virus.