Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has asked residents of the state not to panic over his isolation as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The governor had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
Mohammed has been in self-isolation after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for the virus.
In a message the governor posted on his Twitter handle, Mohammed said he is in good health and showing no symptoms of the virus.
“As you may all know, I just tested positive to the coronavirus,” Mohammed said.
“I have been in isolation for the past few days, and I will remain in isolation until I get clearance from the doctors. I am in good health and showing no symptoms. I urge everyone to stay calm and not panic. We will overcome.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had announced earlier that the toll of the virus has risen to 44 in the country.
Of the 44 confirmed cases, Lagos has 29, FCT, eight and Ogun three. Ekiti, Oyo, Edo and Bauchi have one case each.