Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday cancelled his official inauguration of the National Traffic Radio station in Abuja scheduled for Monday morning.
The radio station is a project of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the official commissioning was billed to take place by 9am at the Commission’s headquarters in Zone 3, Abuja.
No official reason was tendered by the Vice-President’s office for the sudden cancellation of the already advertised programme, but it may not be unconnected with the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease into Abuja.
Federal and local authorities had issued restrictive orders against gatherings of more than 50 persons, with the police mandated to stop such gatherings as part of measures to curtailed the viral disease.
The Vice-President had earlier today partaken in an online church service of the Aso Villa Chapel, where he worships every Sunday, for the same reason.
A tweet by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed that: “Aso Villa Chapel just concluded an online service now, where worshippers were able to stay in their homes & be part of a Sunday service.
“We were blessed with the live streaming, kudos to the Villa Chaplain & the less than 10 people (number of staff on ground) that made it happen.”