Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari says her daughter who has gone into self-isolation after returning from the UK, only did so as part of advice by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire.
According to Mrs Buhari, in a statement she issued via her Twitter handle on Thursday, the isolation wasn’t because her daughter showed any symptom of covid-19
She tweeted: 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 Taskforce on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC, She is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the Covid-19 .”
She also advised all parents to do same, while also urging Nigerians to adhere to advise of the federal ministry of health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC).
“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.
“Let’s keep following the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, which encourages maintaining social distancing, high hygiene culture through regular washing of hands with soaps and sanitizers.
“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of the General public.
“We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time!
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 M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) March 19, 2020