“I Tested Positive For Coronavirus” - Immigration Boss, Muhammad Babandede


The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has confirmed he tested positive for Coronavirus.

This was after CG disclosed made this known through a WhatsApp message sent to a correspondent at PUNCH earlier this morning.

He further revealed during a call that he has currently placed himself in self-isolation since he returned from United Kingdom on March 22.

In his words;

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.


Babandede also urged immigration officers to continue working with his deputy to move the service forward.

He added;

It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.

I urge officers to continue working with my able Deputy to further move our Service to another level. As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.

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