Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Wednesday, announced that he has tested negative for coronavirus, seven days after his samples returned positive.
The governor said this while addressing journalists in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Ortom appreciated the people of the state, his friends and supporters across the country for their prayers during the period of self-isolation.
The governor, who has resumed duties immediately, thanked his deputy, Benson Abounu who stood in his place while he was in isolation.
Ortom, however, urged the people of the state to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols.
Recall that the governor tested positive for COVID-19 last week after a close aide also returned positive.
The Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, who made the announcement, noted that the governor did not show any symptoms of the disease.