COVID-19: Lock Down Nigeria Now To Check Spread, Aisha Buhari Tells FG

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  • As Bauchi Gov, Bala Mohammed Goes Into Self Isolation
  • Attended NEC Meeting At Aso Rock Last Week Thursday

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called on the Nigerian government to restrict workers at all levels from going to work as part of measures to check the outbreak and spread of the ravaging Coronavirus.

Mrs. Buhari who said the measure has become necessary if the country must check the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, took to her Twitter handle (@aishambuhari) to explain that it would be counterproductive, if children are barred from going to school while their parents keep coming to work.

The first lady gave her opinion in a tweet on Monday, where she described the recent school lockdown in the country as commendable.

She said, “It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work. We should not isolate students and expose their parents. Let us remember that they will meet at home.”

The tweet reads: “It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work. We should not isolate students and expose their parents. Let us remember that they will meet at home.”

Mrs. Buhari made her position public at the time the number of infected persons is increasing on daily basis.

Just on Sunday, the son of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar tested positive after his return from the United Kingdom/United States. Atiku personally confirmed the development via his twitter handle.

While President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that there was no cause for alarm, his itinerary yesterday was devoid of any activity though it was not clear whether the fear of coronavirus was responsible.

Also, all visitors to the Presidential Villa are now subjected to screening at two points before accessing the seat of power.

As at the time of filing this report, it could not be confirmed if the Federal Executive Council meeting will hold for this week, although it has been listed in the schedule.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed is believed to be under isolation for allegedly having contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar in the flight.

The Governor was seen at the presidential villa last Thursday where he attended the monthly National Economic Council meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

 

 

 




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