Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu has reacted to trending news that he and other government officials who attended Saturday’s burial of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the president, have been barred from the Presidential Villa.
In a post on his verified social media handles, the presidential aide wrote:
“There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attend Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa.
“This is in line with the standard rules put in place by the National Center for Disease Control, NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health. You do these things to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
“For the most part, the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is really nothing new to this.”