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COVID-19: Presidency Defends Buhari’s Removal Of Mask In Public

Monday, 1 February 2021

COVID-19: Presidency Defends Buhari’s Removal Of Mask In Public

The Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate COVID-19 protocols in Daura, Katsina State.

The Presidency accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of making a fuss out of nothing.

Recall that Buhari, during the revalidation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, Katsina State, was seen without his facemask in a large gathering despite signing the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021).

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This led to outcry and backlash from Nigerians on social media.

Reacting to this development while speaking on Channel’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that Buhari had his mask on during the exercise.

He stated that he only removed it when he spoke to the microphone.

Garba Shehu said: “People are missing the point. The President had his face mask on through that engagement. He had it off when he was speaking into the microphone. It is just a child antic by PDP.”

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via: Information Nigeria

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