One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters who returned to Nigeria today from the United Kingdom, a high-risk country affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, has been placed on self-isolation.
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, announced the development on her Twitter handle this afternoon, explaining that the precaution was taken despite the young woman not showing any symptoms of the disease.
The President’s wife, who did not name her daughter involved, also shut down her office for two weeks, and directed her essential staff to work from home for now.
The tweet reads:
“Good afternoon Nigerians,
Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high Burden listed countries of COVID-19.
“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health , Presidential Task force on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC, She is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the Covid-19 .
“Please I urge all parents to do the same if possible as prevention is better than cure .
“Similarly, I have shut down my office for two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some Staff who recently returned from the UK .
“I commend the North Western Governors including Niger and Kwara on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 at their security meeting yesterday in Kaduna.
“Let’s keep following the
advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, which encourages maintaining social distancing, high hygiene culture through regular washing of hands with soaps and sanitizers.
“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of General public.
“We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time!
“God bless you all.
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!”