COVID-19: Comptroller General of Immigration Tests Positive

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The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

A statement from the media office of NIS on Sunday said the CG tested positive for COVID-19 days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

The statement which was signed by one Sunday James said Babandede has been self-isolating at home.

The statement reads: ‘’The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede health status with regard to coronavirus and his in self isolation since he returned from UK.

‘’As a top official of government he has adhered to the NCDC instructions to self-isolate and undergo test.

‘’The result of the test came out positive, hence the need to make it public, he convey his goodwill to all and he is in stable condition responding to treatment.

’’The Comptroller General is active and directing as expected the affairs of the service online, while the Deputy Comptroller General overseeing  the administration of the service is in touch online to keep service activities running within this period.

‘’The Nigeria Immigration Service community will continue to deliver on its mandate for the nation even in this trying times as we pray the whole world world get over it, Nigeria inclusive.’’

The CG had returned to Nigeria through a British Airways flight which touched down in Lagos on Sunday March 22.

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