- A family source clarifies why Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not self-isolate after returning from foreign trips
- The source faults the insinuation that Kyari refused to self-isolate on his arrival as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
- The family member discloses that Kyari was in Germany and the UK from 8th to 12th of March and arrived Abuja on the 13th
A family source has said Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari did not self-isolate after an official foreign trip to Germany and the UK because both countries were yet to be designated high-risk countries of the coronavirus at the time of his visit.
The source faulted the insinuation that Kyari refused to self-isolate on his arrival as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), The Cable reports.
The family member said the chief of staff was in Germany and the UK from 8th to 12th of March and arrived Abuja on the 13th.
The source noted that at the time Kyari arrived Nigeria neither Germany nor UK had been designated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as high-risk destinations requiring self-isolation
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Meanwhile, three of the staff members of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to The Nation, this development was confirmed on Tuesday, March 24, by a presidential source in Aso Rock, Abuja.
The anonymous source revealed that all persons suspected to have been exposed to Kyari have been advised to remain in self-isolation.
In another report, a large number of Nigerians seem to be dissatisfied with the efforts of the federal government in handling the spread of the coronavirus infection in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria have risen to 46. Among them are some high profile individuals including a son of a former vice president and the chief of staff to the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari.
The country has recorded one death related to the coronavirus disease.
The government has imposed a ban on foreign flights and limited movements within the country to stop the rapid spread of the disease.
However, despite the efforts by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus, two recent polls conducted by Legit.ng shows that many Nigerians do not think the government is doing enough.
One of the polls conducted on Facebook showed that while 17% of respondents rated the efforts of the government as excellent, 83% graded the government’s efforts as poor.
In another report, the executive secretary of the Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), Tony Uranta, has called for the arrest of Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, for flouting the federal government's ban on large gatherings.
Uranta said that Oyedepo should not be allowed to go scot-free with his action that could have endangered the lives of a lot of persons at Canaanland in Ota, Ogun state on Sunday, March 22, The Guardian reports.
He said that the cleric should be arrested so that the world will understand that nobody is above the law and that the Nigerian government is serious about tackling the spread of coronavirus.
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