A lawmaker representing Nguru central constituency at the Yobe House of Assembly, Lawan Nguru has tested positive for COVID-19.
Lawan in a statement on Wednesday said he had gone on isolation after confirming his status.
The lawmaker expressed optimism that he would beat the virus as he said he was in a stable condition.
The statement read, “Presently, I am in isolation centre and recuperating in a very stable condition waiting for further directives from Health officers.
“In addition, I salute the gesture shown to us by Yobe State Government in up keeping the victims and in controlling the spread of the virus in the state.”
Lawan is the only member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the Yobe State Assembly.
There are currently 13 confirmed cases of the disease in the state.
As part of measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state, Governor Mai Buni made wearing of face masks compulsory in public.
He also directed the committee on COVID-19 headed by the deputy governor and chairman of the state COVID-19 committee, Idi Gubana to make sure hand washing facilities and sanitisers are in all public places.