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Makinde disclosed this in a series of tweets from his official handle on Monday evening.

“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.

“I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he wrote.

Makinde becomes the latest Nigerian governor to be infected, with Governor Nasir el-Rufai testing positive last week.

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