Police affairs minister in isolation after contact with Onyeama

Muhammad Dingyadi

Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Dingyadi has gone into self-isolation following his contact with foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama who recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Spokesman of police affairs ministry Seyi Odutayo confirmed this to reporters on Tuesday.

He said: “I can confirm that the minister met with his foreign affairs counterpart last Thursday and following the announcement that Mr Geoffrey Onyeama tested positive for the virus, the minister of police affairs has also decided to go into isolation in compliance with the NCDC guidelines.”

Dingyadi and former Sokoto State governor Aliyu Wammako met with Onyeama last Thursday.

Onyeama announced he tested positive to coronavirus on Sunday and that he would be receiving treatment in an isolation centre.

The minister had met with several foreign diplomats and officials in the last 14 days.

Among those he received was the ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to Nigeria, Hocine Latli.