The Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Mr Abba Kyari, may have tested positive for coronavirus.
However, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, is expected to clarify the controversy surrounding the report at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020.
According to the report, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff were both tested for the COVID-19 virus by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, March 23, 2020.
While the President was said to have tested negative, the result of the test for Mr Kyari allegedly came out to be positive.
This comes two weeks after Mr Kyari travelled to Germany to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigeria’s electricity expansion programme.
He was said to have returned on March 14, 2020, although he did not show any symptoms of being infected with the virus.
The President’s Chief of Staff reportedly submitted himself voluntarily for testing and is said to have gone into isolation since he allegedly tested positive.