The Presidency has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari has not been wearing face mask in adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines and protocol so that the pandemic can be contained. Explaining the non-usage of face mask by the President, the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, said there was no need for him to wear it since he is restricted to Aso Rock.
According to her, expert medical protocol states that there is no need for face mask when in a safe environment. This is real reason why Buhari is not wearing the mask, she said, explaining the rule says only those visiting must wear face mask to ensure they don’t leave behind droplets in a safe environment.
President Buhari has not been wearing face mask even at FEC and other meetings held at the Villa since the outbreak of corona virus in Nigeria. In a tweet, Onochie said Buhari was not breaking any rule by not wearing face mask. “PRES @MBuhari IS NOT BREAKING RULES! ”Expert Medical Protocol is that if you are in your safe environment, you don’t need to wear a mask. “Those visiting you MUST wear masks to ensure they leave no droplets in your environment. Wearing masks is mostly to protect people around us,” she tweeted.