Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday said he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive,” Fayemi tweeted. “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, the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, is the eighth governor to test positive for COVID-19.
Others who have tested positive in the last four months include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu had also contracted the virus.
Akeredolu was the last Nigerian governor to test positive for COVID-19 before Fayemi announced his positive test. The Ondo State governor recovered from the virus within ten days.
Currently, Nigeria has 37,801 confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Tuesday, July 21.
Nigeria has successfully treated and discharged 15,677 people that had the virus and has recorded 805 deaths.