Deputy Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Siddi Buba, has tested positive for coronavirus, The PUNCH reports.
Buba, who represents Kwami West in the state sixth assembly, assumed office after the impeachment of Haruna Adamu in 2019.
The PUNCH gathered that the deputy speaker has joined other government officials on self-isolation.
He disclosed his COVID-19 status to the state-owned media corporation.
Buba is the sixth lawmaker to test positive after the speaker and four others had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
“Coronavirus is real and every laid down protocol should be respected,” he said, adding that “physical distancing, use of sanitiser, and face masks are sure means of escaping the pandemic”.
While calling on his supporters to support him with prayers, Buba said “I will recover”.