Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday, January 27. “The latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive. This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks. Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.”the statement read Akase added the Governor Ortom has advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for a test immediately.