Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, July 10, proved that leadership skills are taught by example during the burial of his mother-in-law's burial at Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun.
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According to Obasanjo's media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president strictly observed the stipulated coronavirus safety protocols at the burial of late Florence Mopelola Adenekan, the mother of Chief Bola Obasanjo, which took place at the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion in the state.
Akinyemi, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, disclosed that Obasanjo personally shut the doors of the church, as the service, presided over by the Archibishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev Dr M.O Fape commence around 10.30am, leaving even acquaintances outside, despite the fact that they had their face masks on.
The media aide stated that after the service, the former president "paid homage to the four traditional rulers at Ode and Isara areas of the local government.
"The visited monarchs include Oba Mukaila Akanbi Olabinjo (Isara), the Iraye Remo, Oba Samuel Olatunji Kalejaiye, the Eleposo Eposo Ode Remo, Oba Albert Adebose Mayungbe and the Alaye Ode, Oba (Suvr.) Adetunji Osho."
Responding to Obasanjo's respect for tradition, Oba Osho said that he has proven "...how true and respected Yoruba son he is, by visiting their domains despite coming on personal engagement to the area. We shall continue to learn from your wisdom. The entire people of Ode is proud and appreciate this visit."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the World Health Organisation had released the newest information regarding the use of face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation revealed that wearing a mask alone was not enough to effectively safeguard against the virus.
Speaking during a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, explained that masks should be used along with other preventative measures.
These measures include religious hand hygiene and practising social distancing, with Ghebreyesus explaining that: “In areas with community transmission, we advise that people aged 40 years or over or those with underlying conditions should wear a medical mask in situations where physical distancing is not possible."
Tedros revealed that failing to use masks properly could result in users unintentionally infecting themselves.
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