The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has confirmed that six of its staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
NDDC disclosed this in a tweet on its Twitter handle on Monday.
According to the tweet, the six staff members are attached to the office of Cairo Ojougboh, the Executive Director Projects, of the commission.
However, Ojougboh was said to have tested negative for the virus.
NDDC tweeted: “As NDDC headquarters staff undergo isolation and COVID-19 screening, six of 33 staff members in the Office of the Executive Director (Projects), Dr Cairo Ojougboh, have tested positive for COVID-19.
“However, Dr Ojougboh tested negative.”
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of 8th June is 12,486, according to the NCDC.