One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into isolation upon her arrival from United Kingdom on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari made the disclosure in a tweet on her verified Twitter account.
“Good afternoon Nigerians, Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high Burden listed countries of COVID-19.
“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health , Presidential Task force on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC, She is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the Covid-19 .
Aisha Buhari seized the opportunity to admonish Nigerians to abide by all rules and regulations put in place by authorities to prevent the spread of the virus.
“Please I urge all parents to do the same if possible as prevention is better than cure . Similarly, I have shut down my office for two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some Staff who recently returned from the UK .”
The First Lady also commended North West governors for being proactive in taking decisions to tackle the dreaded virus.
“I commend the North Western Governors including Niger and Kwara on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 at their security meeting yesterday in Kaduna.
“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of General public. We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time ! God bless you all. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria !”
Lagos state recorded four new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday, March 19, 2020 as disclosed by Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health.