The Presidency says it barred officials and journalists including the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who attended the burial of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, from entering the State House for them to proceed on self-isolation.
“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.”
Shehu, also responding to journalists’ question, said: “It is true. It’s nothing that anyone should be angry about. They were just obeying rules.
“If you observed, we have mostly been working digitally, most of our works have been done digitally, in observance of the social distance advice.”