- Garba Shehu has voiced out President Buhari's fears over the widespread of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- The media aide to the president said the virus is rampaging the nation because most Nigerians are not willing to adhere to the stipulated hygiene measures
- Shehu added that there is no immunity to the global pandemic that has already claimed lives around the world
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The presidency has pointed out the reason for President Muhammadu Buhari's worry over the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, in a series of tweets on Sunday, January 31, said Nigerians' refusal to comply with safety protocols is increasing the risk of infection.
Shehu said the deadly disease does not only pose a danger to life but also threatens the nation's economy.
Moreover, the presidential media aide, noted that though the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is within reach, the propensity of the public for noncompliance weakens the fight against the virus.
Even more, Shehu warned fellow citizens to drop tales of conspiracy theories cooked up to make people willfully ignorant of the reality of the virus.
"Nigerians must ignore baseless conspiracy theories that seek to deny the reality of the pandemic by complying with the order to wear masks."
He added that everyone has a duty to protect themselves and others in this difficult global health crisis; saying no one has immunity against this pandemic.
"Ignoring health warnings and refusing to comply with safety measures does more harm than good."
Read some of his tweets:
Meanwhile, the presidency had come under serious attack over President Muhammadu Buhari's non-use of face mask in Daura, Katsina state recently.
There were claims from opposition parties, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that the president violated the newly-signed Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021) while he was with some politicians in the state.
President Buhari was accused of this as he spoke to an audience before he revalidated his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership.