Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has tested negative for coronavirus.
The Governor had on Wednesday gone into self-isolation having been in contact with some confirmed cases at the Nigeria Governors Forum meeting and other National engagements.
He asked his aides and members of his executive council to do the same.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Mary Noel Berje, the Governor will remain in self-isolation despite testing negative “to play safe.”
The Governor, according to the statement, would continue his official functions from home for some time.
The statement reiterated the Governor’s appeal to the people to embrace simple personal hygiene, procedures as well as other precautionary measures that would guard them against contacting the dreaded virus.
“We are still calling on the general public not to panic or despair as the measures taken by the government is for the containment of the pandemic and in the overall interest of the people.”