FLASH: Immigration boss Babandede tests positive for coronavirus

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Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service
Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Services, Muhammed Babandede, has confirmed that his test for coronavirus (COVID-19) returned positive.

The Immigration boss on Sunday morning explained that he has begun self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22.

“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos,” he said.

“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.”

Deal of the day

Babandede urged immigration officers to continue working with his deputy to move the service forward.

He added, “It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.

“I urge officers to continue working with my able Deputy to further move our Service to another level. As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.”

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