- After three weeks in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria along with his entourage
- A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, explained why Buhari and members of his entourage commenced isolation after the trip
- The presidency also disclosed that Buhari is expected to get updates from his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo about happenings in the country following his return from the UK
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the development to Channels TV on Sunday, August 15.
Shehu disclosed that some government officials who accompanied the president to the UK have also gone into isolation, The Punch reported.
The presidential aide stated that the measure was in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines for international travel.
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President Buhari to receive briefings from Osinbanjo
Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina has said President Muhammadu Buhari will first focus on receiving briefings from his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and aides following his return to Nigeria.
Adesina noted that a lot has happened especially in the security sector during Buhari's absence.
The presidential spokesperson also stated that it was too early for President Buhari to support any aspirant for the presidency in the 2023 general election.
President Buhari expresses sadness over flooding
In a message of condolence, Buhari mourned with President Mohammed Bazoum, the government, and the people of the neighbouring country over the havoc wreaked by the disaster.
The message, posted on Facebook by Garba Shehu, a presidential media aide, noted that floods left many dead and affected a lot of homes.
COVID-19: Adamawa govt faults figures released by NCDC
Meanwhile, the executive chairman of Adamawa state primary health care agency, Dr. Suleiman Bashir, has criticised the format used by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in representing COVID-19 cases.
The Punch reported that Bashir said Adamawa had been carrying out series of tests, but none returned positive.
According to him, the reporting format used by the NCDC doesn’t usually reflect details, particularly the number of tests conducted by states.