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Nigerians took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the federal government for flouting the social distancing rule, as a measure to curb Coronavirus.
The criticism was stirred by pictures that emerged from the burial of President Buhari’s Cheif of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19.
Abba Kyari who died in Lagos on Friday was flown to Abuja on Saturday for burial despite the warning by Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) against conducting private burials for victims of Coronavirus.
The number of those who attended the burial rites was more than 20, which is also direct disobedience to the regulations on curbing the deadly pandemic.
However, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a media chat hinted that nothing was done wrong.
He said the usual ceremonies that would have followed the burial had been put off.
“The burial and the funeral are strictly private. After the burial, all those who have come will go home. There will be no ceremonies such as paying condolence visits.
“We want Nigerians to observe the regulations as put in place by the NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health so that we can all stay healthy and live to be there tomorrow”, he clarified.
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