A Lawmaker from Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Adamu Suleiman, has died of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Suleiman is the index death from COVID-19 in the state.
The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, announced the death of the lawmaker while briefing reporters Sunday, in Lafia .
Giving an update on the disease, Governor Sule revealed that Suleiman died before the result of his test came back positive.
He explained that after the COVID-19 status of the lawmaker was discovered, members of his family and those living in the house went into isolation.
According tohe governor,their samples have also been collected for testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He further noted that Suleiman was buried according to Islamic rites without adherence to safety measures, since it was not clear he died of COVID-19.
Governor Sule gave the assurance that those who performed the burial rites of the lawmaker would also be isolated and tested for COVID-19.
According to him, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly complex is to be closed until it is decontaminated.
Until his death, Suleiman was the lawmaker representing Nasarawa Central Constituency at the State House of Assembly.