Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has contracted Covid-19.
Mr. Fayemi revealed this in a tweet on Wednesday, saying he would be handing over to his deputy, Adebisi Egbeyemi.
He tweeted, “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I’m delegating critical tasks to my deputy but will continue routine duty from home.”
Fayemi, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, is the eighth governor to test positive for Covid-19.
Other governors, who had also tested positive for COVID-19 since March include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi.
Others are, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.