Lauretta Onochie, the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on Social media, has revealed why the president doesn’t wear a face mask.
The NCDC, Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have repeatedly advised Nigerians to wear a face mask to prevent getting infected with the Coronavirus.
President Buhari has engaged in several meetings since the Coronavirus pandemic started and pictures shared from those meetings show him as the only one not wearing face mask.
Backing the president, Onochie pointed out that expert medical protocol states that there is no need for face mask when in a safe environment, hence Buhari’s reason for not wearing it.
In a post on her Twitter handle, Onochie insisted that President Buhari was not breaking any rules by not wearing face mask. She explained that the rule stressed that only those visiting must wear face mask to ensure they don’t leave behind droplets in a safe environment.
”PRES @MBuhari IS NOT BREAKING RULES! Expert Medical Protocol is that if you are in your safe environment, you dont need to wear a mask Those visiting you MUST wear masks to ensure they leave no droplets in your environment Wearing of masks is mostly to protect people around us” she tweeted