Coronavirus: Nigerians react as Aisha Buhari tells parents to stay at home

Coronavirus: Nigerians react as Aisha Buhari tells parents to stay at home

- First Lady Aisha Buhari has advised parents to stay at home amid coronavirus pandemic

- The first lady said that parents should not risk infecting their kids who have been asked to stay home

- Nigerians reacted to her statement, asking how parents would provide if they do not go out

The first lady of Nigeria and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has taken to social media to advise parents about staying at home during his coronavirus pandemic. The first lady took to her official Twitter account to give the advice.

In the tweet, the first lady first commended the state governors for shutting down schools until the pandemic dies down.

Buhari noted that parents going out could be counterproductive to what the state governments are trying to do. She said parents could risk infecting their children by going out.

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She advised parents to stay at home. Her tweet got lots of reactions from Nigerians who did not agree with her statement.

They asked how parents would provide for their children if they do not go out. Some even asked if ways have been provided for people to live comfortably at home during this time.

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Meanwhile, had earlier 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.

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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.

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 journalists in Kano on Sunday, March 22. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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