The big question troubling many leaders in Nigeria now is over who and who at any moment shook hands with Senator Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi state, at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) meeting held in Abuja last Wednesday
Pervasive fear now grips the seat of power in Abuja since the Bauchi governor revealed that he has gone into self-isolation having shaken hands with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, the son of the PDP 2019 presidential candidate, who has now tested positive for the coronavirus.
Bala had attended the NGF meeting presided over by the chairman, Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state.
The meeting, which lasted into the midnight, had several governors and deputy governors, along with Asishana Okauru, director-general of NGF, and Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, head of media and public affairs, in attendance.
The following day, the Bauchi governor also attended the breakfast meeting the governors had with the World Bank at Fraser Suites, located at the central business district Abuja.
He was also present at the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Many of those at the meeting are privately expressing worries over the possibilities of having been exposed to the virus at the meeting, in the light of Bala’s revelation.
On Monday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo called off the commissioning of National Traffic Radio.
No reasons were given, although this might be a precaution, given the current situation in the nation.