President Muhammadu Buhari and some governors elected on the platform of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have come under fierce criticism.
This is as Nigerians on social media slammed the president and the governors over their alleged disregard for the COVID-19 protocols.
Buhari and ten governors from the ruling party's train had travelled Daura, the hometown of the president in Katsina state on Friday, January 28, for the Nigerian leader's renewal of his APC membership.
But pictures emerging on social media showed the president and the governor in a gathering where necessary COVID-19 preventive measures including the use of face mask were ignored.
In a reaction to the picture, a Nigerian who identified himself as Ibu Thomas on Twitter described COVID-19 violation from the country's leaders as disheartening, given that the president just signed an executive order mandating the compulsory use of the face mask in public.
"This is President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in his hometown, Daura, Katsina state. No face mask, no physical distance in gross violation of the “executive order” he signed into law on mandatory use of face masks and physical distance in a public gathering."
PDP wrote: "We ask, with this violation, does the Buhari administration and its officials still have the rectitude to enforce sanctions on any other defaulter in the absence of necessary regrets by President Buhari and his party, the APC?"
Another Nigerian, Seun reacted differently:
"If you were that sensible you would have noticed the others there were on a face mask which has been the norm that all visitors must be on a face mask when visiting the president."
Another social media user, Okeyinka Lanre wrote:
"Don't worry. Everyone around him was wearing masks, therefore, they can not give him and he can not give them. That is the logic behind the "executive order."
Meanwhile, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, said the only way to bring a lasting solution to the farmers-herders crisis is to enable a law that bans the movement of cattle from the north to the south.
Governor Ganduje gave this suggestion while speaking to journalists in Daura town of Katsina state when he and his APC colleagues visited President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ganduje noted that the movement of herders and their cattle to the south is "greatly" stroking the ethnic tension in the country.