COVID-19: Buhari, others isolate after UK trip

In line with the travel guidelines of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for international travels, President Muhammadu Buhari who recently returned from the United Kingdom will go on isolation.

Mr Buhari and some government officials travelled to the U.K on July 26 for a global educational summit where he pledged to increase the budget for the education sector in Nigeria by as much as 50 per cent for the next two years.

After the event, he embarked on a medical check-up, visited Bola Tinubu, a recuperating national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in London before returning to the country on Friday.

His spokesman, Garba Shehu on Sunday told Guardian Newspapers that his principal and other officials who travelled with him will self-isolate.

“Mr President and all of those on his delegation will be isolated in line with NCDC guidelines for international travel,” Mr Shehu said. “They all tested yesterday (Friday) and will follow up with another test in due course.”

Notable among the officials include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Abubakar.