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Just In: Nigeria’s Immigration Boss Contracts Coronavirus



The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babandede has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known by the public Relation officer of Immigration, Sunday James.

He revealed that the Comptroller General had gone on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom.

James said: “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 conveys 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 get over it, Nigeria inclusive.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.