COVID-19: President Buhari cancels Christmas visits to presidential villa

COVID-19: President Buhari cancels Christmas visits to presidential villa

- President Buhari has revealed that he has made some adjustments due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic

- The Nigerian leader explained why citizens should be cautious during the holiday season

- The president disclosed measures that need to be taken to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus

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President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he has canceled the usual Christmas visits made by religious and community leaders to the presidential villa due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, December 24, said the cancellation of the event was in line with the prevailing protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

President Buhari cancels important Christmas event, gives reason
President Buhari calls on citizens to be cautious over the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Femi Adesina
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The president advised Nigerians to adhere to the prescribed protocol put in place to stop the spread of the virus.

The statement read in part:

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"The president urges all citizens to, in line with the prescribed protocol, observe social distancing, use face masks, wash hands frequently and avoid overcrowding of public spaces, markets, shopping centres, offices and places of worship."

He said it was also important for citizens to discourage all non-essential travels during the holiday season.

In another news, the governor of Ogun state has rolled out a set of safety rules that must be obeyed by citizens to slow down the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.

Governor Abiodun said the state government agreed on Thursday, December 24, that there will be no curfew or lockdown as was imposed during the emergence of the pandemic.

However, the governor stressed that there will be restrictions on social gathering and this will also affect religious public worship.

Meanwhile, barely two weeks after he contracted the novel coronavirus, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested negative for COVID-19.

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Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Thursday, December 24, by the chief press secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, via a tweet.

He said Governor Sanwo-Olu addressed the press on the development at the state House, Marina, Lagos, adding that his boss is now out of isolation.

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