Immigration Boss, Babandede Contracts Coronavirus

Immigration Boss, Babandede Contracts Coronavirus


The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has contracted the coronavirus.

Babandede confirmed that he had placed himself on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22, Vanguard reports.

The immigration boss may have contracted the deadly virus while on his way to Lagos with British airways.

He urged immigration officers to work with his deputy as the country battles the spread of Coronavirus.

He stated, “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos.

“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.

“It is a very difficult time but we can’t change what God destined for us.

“As advised by NCDC, I am totally isolated.”

A spokesman for the Immigration Sunday James said in a statement that the Babandede in stable condition and responding to treatment.

“The Comptroller General is active and directing as expected the affairs of the service online, while the Deputy Comptroller General Overseeing the administration of the service is in touch online to keep service activities running within this period,” James said.