- Amid the spread of coronavirus, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has urged that parents work from home
- Aisha Buhari made the call on Monday, March 23, via her official Twitter account
- The first lady said it is counterproductive for students to be at home and their parents go to work
Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president of Nigeria, on Monday, March 23, called for workers to stay at home amid the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
The first lady disclosed this in a tweet shared on her official Twitter account. Mrs. Buhari who appreciated the governors who closed down schools to curb the spread of COVID-19, however, expressed concern about parents who still go to work.
Aisha made the call after a number of governors announced the closure of schools in their states. She noted that this is counterproductive as students should not be isolated while their parents who go to work risk been exposed to the virus.
"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 wife of the president twitted.
Legit.ng previously reported that as part of the preventive measures to further curb the spread of COVID-19, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has instructed public workers from grade 1 to grade 12 to stop going to work.
The information which was disclosed in a series of tweets on Sunday, March 22, via the official Twitter handle of the governor's chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, noted that this takes effect from Monday, March 23.
In a related development, Kano state government ordered that all places of learning for Quranic, Tsangaya and Islamiyya schools should be shut down from Monday, March 23.
The government says the measure is to prevent the spread of the dreaded global coronavirus global pandemic currently in Nigeria. The chairman of Kano State Quranic, Islamiyya and Tsangaya schools board Sheik Gwani Yahuza Gwani Dan Zarga confirmed the schools’ closure while speaking with to journalists in Kano on Sunday, March 22.
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