Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive for coronavirus.
Onyeama confirmed the development in a tweet on Sunday.
He said his result came back positive after a fourth test, adding that he was on his way to an isolation center.
“Did my fourth COVID-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive. That is life! Win some, lose some.
“Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 653 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this.
According to the health agency, six deaths were also recorded in Saturday, bringing the fatality from the virus to 778.
The total number of people who have contracted the virus in Nigeria has now risen to 36,107 out of which 14,938 people have recovered and have been discharged.