The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, who disclosed this today, May 3, said that the lawmaker, who represents Nasarawa Central in the state Assembly, died before the result of his test came back positive.
He explained that after the coronavirus status of the lawmaker was discovered, members of his family and those living in the house went into isolation and samples have been collected from them by NCDC officials for testing.
According to the governor, the deceased lawmaker has since been buried according to Islamic rites without adherence to safety measures, as it wasn’t clear at the time he died.
He however gave the assurance that those who performed the burial rites of the lawmaker would also be isolated and tested for coronavirus.
The governor said that the state House of Assembly complex is to be closed until it is decontaminated.