The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease.
Mr Onyeama who had been actively involved in efforts to contain the virus in Nigeria said he already on is way to an isolation centre.
He revealed his status on his Twitter handle on Sunday.
The minister has also been involved in the evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad.
He tweeted: “Did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive.
“That is life!
“Win some lose some.
“Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.
“#StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has wished the minister of foreign affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama quick recovery following his Positive covid-19 status.
The President on his official twitter handle @MBuhari commended Mr Onyeama for his efforts towards the containment of the pandemic, describing him as a tireless worker.
“I wish @GeoffreyOnyeama speedy recovery from Covid-19. Nigeria is eternally grateful for his diligence in attracting international support to defeat the pandemic and boost the economy. He has been a tireless worker and strong pillar of our administration”
The foreign affairs minister had announced on his twitter handle that he had contracted the novel coronavirus and was moving to an isolation centre immediately.