Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The state Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
“Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.
“On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative.
“On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Center for Disease Control laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive,” the statement read.
The commissioner said Gov. Ikpeazu has since gone into isolation and he is being managed by a team of medical practitioners.
Kalu added that the governor has directed his Deputy, Ude Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his recovery and resumption of duties.