Bishop Stephen Mamza, Chairman, Christian Association Nigeria, Adamawa State Chapter, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Bishop, who is a member of Adamawa State COVID-19 Committee, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday in Yola.
The Bishop said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had confirmed his positive status.
He said: “Today (Sunday), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed to me that I am COVID-19 positive and I have to go into total isolation.
“One lesson that I want people to appreciate and understand is that everybody has to make himself available for testing if need be.”
The Cleric noted that testing positive for the virus was not a death sentence, urging people to pray for him and all who tested positive.
He urged the general public to take COVID-19 protocols seriously in order to help stop the spread of the pandemic.
Mamza said in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, he had gone into self-isolation and already started treatment.