The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Justice of the Supreme Court, Ibrahim Saulawa, had announced the development at the National Headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) at Abuja on Tuesday.
The Chief Justice is said to have tested positive for the virus at a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he currently receives treatment.
He was also represented by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour at the inauguration of 72 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), which held on Monday.
As the number of cases in the Nation climbed above 73,000, health experts have urged citizens of the country to practice social distancing and adhere to health guidelines during the upcoming festive periods.