Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Bawa, and the clerk of the House, Abdullahi Kagara have tested positive for Coronavirus. Both the Speaker and Clerk have since gone into self-isolation. The Commissioner of Information in the State, Muhammed Idris, confirmed this. According to him the results of the COVID-19 test of the Speaker and the Clerk came in on Sunday, and they both turned out positive.
A member representing Bida 2 Constituency, Haruna Baba also said the member representing Gurara Local Government and Chairperson of the House Committee on Gender Affairs, Binta Mamman had earlier tested positive for the virus two weeks ago. This made the entire legislators and staff of the Assembly volunteer be tested for COVID-19 last week. He said the results of the Speaker and the Clerk, however, came out positive, while other results are still being awaited.