Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Umahi confirmed his status in a statement he personally signed on Saturday.
He, however, noted that he is asymptomatic and has since isolated himself in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols.
The governor added that some aides of his aides have also tested positive but he did not disclose their identities.
Umahi directed Kelechi Igwe, his deputy, to take over the running of the state while he works from home and conducts all meetings virtually.