Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engineer Benson Abounu, on Thursday, had their samples voluntarily taken for Coronavirus test.
Also taken for COVID-19 test were samples of Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, David Olofu.
Speaking on his decision to willingly go for the test, Governor Ortom said it is the right thing to do by everyone, not only when they notice symptoms of the disease.
He encouraged other Benue people to also present themselves for the COVID-19 test, as doing so would help to contain the spread of the disease.
Governor Ortom stressed that there is nothing shameful about knowing ones Coronavirus status.
He urged the people to cooperate with the COVID-19 Action Committee at the state and local government levels, while observing the preventive measures against the pandemic.
The results will be made available to them within two days.