The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was revealed by the Deputy Governor of the State, Phillip Shaibu, during a press conference in Benin, the state capital on Wednesday.
Shaibu confirmed that Okiye is the recorded case announced earlier by the state government.
There are currently 46 cases recorded in Nigeria.
DAILY POST reported that Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has gone into self isolation.
Obaseki had made close contact with his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Muhammed and Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus.
Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun
Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 25, 2020