Siddi Buba, Deputy Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, has contracted coronavirus.
He disclosed his COVID-19 status to the state-owned media corporation.
The deputy speaker, who represents Kwami West in the state sixth assembly, has now joined other government officials on self-isolation.
Buba is the sixth lawmaker to test positive after the speaker and four others had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
“Coronavirus is real and every laid down protocol should be respected,” he said, adding that “physical distancing, use of sanitiser, and face masks are sure means of escaping the pandemic”.