Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Governor Akeredolu confirmed this in a post on Twitter on Tuesday.
He said he is asymptomatic and currently in self-isolation.
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Governor Akeredolu becomes the fifth state governor to have contracted COVID-19 after Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna State) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State).
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Governors Makinde, Mohammed and El-Rufai have since recovered and been discharged while Ikpeazu is still in isolation.