There’s nothing special about people being barred from entering the villa after attending Kyari’s funeral- Garba Shehu
SSA to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Mr Garba Shehu has reacted to reports regarding some persons in the Presidency being barred from entering the Aso Rock Villa.
This comes as some persons who attended the burial of the late chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari were asked to distance themselves from Aso Rock.
According to Shehu, in a series of tweets on Sunday, “there is nothing special about people being barred from entering the villa after attending Abba Kyari’s funeral”.
“The only reason some top government officials were denied access to the presidential villa after they attended the burial was in line with guidelines put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The action was part of regulations put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19″, he said.
“There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa”.
“For the most part, the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is really nothing new to this,” Garba Shehu stated.
The FCTA in a statement on Saturday noted that all the individuals that participated in the burial of Kyari and were not properly kitted have been identified and are being isolated”.
“Necessary tests will be conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people”.