Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tested negative for COVID-19.

While addressing journalists on Wednesday at the new banquet hall of Government House, Makurdi, Governor Ortom disclosed that the result of his samples is now negative.

After this development, the governor has appreciated the people of the state, his friends and supporters across the country for their prayers during the period of self-isolation.

Ortom who reminded the people of the state to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols also appreciated his deputy, Benson Abounu.