The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has gone into self-isolation after some of his family members tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the SGF in a personal statement on Sunday night, his family members tested positive on Saturday, are currently asymptomatic, and have started treatment in a government facility.
However, both he and his wife tested negative.
Mustapha who also doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic asked Nigerians to uphold him in prayers, stay safe, and also prevent themselves against the virus.
His statement reads: “I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening.
“Although they are currently asymptomatic, they have been isolated and are receiving care in one of the government treatment centres.
“My wife and I tested negative but will remain in self-isolation and work from home according to protocols by the health authorities.
“I would like to remind all Nigerians that COVID-19 is real. As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced last week, we are recording an increase in cases across several states.
“Please stay safe and protect yourself. Adhere to all public health and safety measures so that we do not lose the gains we have made in the fight against COVID-19.
“As a family, we covet your prayers. Please take responsibility for yourself and protect our country!”