Deputy Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Siddi Buba, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Buba, who represents Kwami West within the state sixth assembly, assumed office after the impeachment of Haruna Adamu in 2019.
It was gathered that the deputy speaker has joined other officialdom on self-isolation.
He disclosed his COVID-19 status to the state-owned media corporation.
Buba is that the sixth lawmaker to check positive after the speaker and 4 others had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
“Coronavirus is real and each laid down protocol should be respected,” he said, adding that “physical distancing, use of sanitiser, and face masks are sure means of escaping the pandemic”.
While calling on his supporters to support him with prayers, Buba said “I will recover”.