The lawmaker representing Nasarawa central at the state house of assembly, Suleiman Adamu has died of complications from COVID-19.
Nasarawa State governor Abdullahi Sule, confirmed the death of the lawmaker to journalists in Lafia.
He said Suleiman died before the result of his test came back positive.
The governor said the house of assembly complex would be closed and all lawmakers quarantined to curb a further spread of the virus.
Sule also disclosed that his government has returned about 788 almajiri children to their home states.
he had on Tuesday, the governor confirmed the state’s first COVID-19 case.
The patient is a 25-year-old lady who recently travelled from Kano state to Kokona local government area in Nasarawa, the governor said.
Nasarawa presently has nine confirmed cases of coronavirus.