Garba Shehu, the spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has defied one of the precautions of Coronavirus disease by annoucing an event.
As the country continues to witness a rise in cases of the pandemic disease, various measures have been put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the official name of the malady.
While Nigerians have been advised to practice social distancing by avoiding mass gathering as one of the precautions to the disease, some state governors have placed temporary restriction on activities of educational and religious institutions.
On its part, the federal government banned public officials from travelling to high-risk countries. It also placed a travel restriction on 15 countries while suspending the issuance of all visas on arrival and asked Nigerians to cancel or postpone all non-essential travels to these countries.
“Please find time to join us at the Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA), 2020 Annual Leadership Lecture, where I will be speaking on “Media and Democracy: Challenge of Journalism,” the presidential aide announced Saturday morning on Twitter.
“His Excellency, Governor Nasir @elrufai is expected to Chair the occasion, with the Ministers of Defence and FCT as special guests,” he tweeted.
His Excellency, Governor Nasir @elrufai is expected to Chair the occasion, with the Ministers of Defence and FCT as special guests.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) March 21, 2020
This seems like failing to lead by example. A similar action by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday earned the opposition party an attack from the All Progressive Congress (APC).