President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, said to have gone into self isolation following his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari having tested positive of Coronavirus, has resumed work, a Presidency source confirmed.
The DEFENDER reports that the President tested negative much earlier after he submitted himself for such examination to determine his Coronavirus status. His deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who also self-isolated following the report that Kyari with who he had contacts severally after his return into the country on March 14, also had had his test result as negative giving a clean bill of health about both leaders as well as indicating cheering news from the Presidency.
According to the source, President Buhari, rumoured to have been seriously ill early Wednesday, was in his office working but no government functionary came for the usual briefing.
The source, who did not say the exact time the President resumed at work, however reportedly said as at 2.30pm when the inquiery was made, he was in the office.
In adherence with the directive by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Federal Executive Council meeting did not hold Wednesday because it had been suspended as announced earlier on Monday by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.
The SGF, who is also the Chairman of Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Committee, had announced the suspension of FEC meeting until further notice adding that the Council of State meeting scheduled to hold this Thursday had also been put off.
He however also announced additional measures by government to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The Presidency had on Tuesday scaled down the number of personnel working in the Presidential Villa.
It said it was adhering to the current restriction in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against gathering of not more than 50 persons at the same time at any venue.
It said it was also to maintain social distancing following the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The Security Department were seen enforcing the restriction measure in the presidency. Anyone whose name was not on the list of those cleared to enter was politely turned back.