Garba Shehu, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that he and other top Aso Rock officials were locked out of the Presidential Villa after participating at the funeral of late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
According to Shehu, there is nothing extraordinary telling those who attended Abba Kyari’s funeral including him, to distance themselves from the Presidential Villa.
This came after reports that top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari were being denied access into the Presidential Villa in Abuja after returning from the burial of Kyari, on Saturday April 18.
The Presidential aide, who reacted to the development, said the directive was in line with the standard rules put in place by the National Center for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health.
Garba Shehu averred that the directive was taken to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attend Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa.
This is in line with the standard rules put in place by the National Center for Disease Control,@NCDCgov and the Federal Ministry of Health. You do these things to stop the spread of #Coronavirus.
For the most part, the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is really nothing new to this.