The Chief Press Secretary to the President, Garba Shehu has explained that there is nothing wrong with the directive banning those who attended the funeral of the late Chief of Staff from entering the Presidential Villa.
Garba who took to his Twitter account alleged that his comment on the issue has been blown completely out of proportion by spin doctors.
“There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa”, the Chief Secretary stressed.
Nigerians had been taken aback by the news that certain officials from the Presidency have contravened the order on social distancing made by the Federal Government.
A crowd of mourners, which included public functionaries and relatives of the deceased, had gathered for the final burial rites in honor of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari who died last Friday.
Garba who took exception to attempts to misquote him explained that the action taken by the Presidency was consistent with operational guidelines that are in force.
“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”, Garba insisted.
“For the most part”, Garba added, “the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks, so there is really nothing new to this.”
Garba’s future in the Presidency may seem secure, but there are Nigerians who are already speculating that tough times may lie ahead.
They say under the tetulage of the late Chief of Staff, he may have unwittingly crossed the path of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari.
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