The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Babandede confirmed that he had placed himself on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22, Vanguard reports.
The immigration boss may have contracted the deadly virus while on his way to Lagos with British airways.
He urged immigration officers to work with his deputy as the country battles the spread of Coronavirus.
He stated, “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos.
“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.
“It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.
“As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.”