The Chairman of the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has apologised over violations that came about in the course of the burial of the late Chief of Employees to the President, Abba Kyari, in Abuja on Saturday.
Mr Mustapha who can also be the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation says it’s regrettable that social distancing was not noticed in the course of the burial.
He made the apology in the course of the day by day briefing by the duty drive.
“The PTF recognises, regrettably, the unintentional violation of the principles and protocols that form the core of our message to Nigerians at the funeral of the late chief of staff,” the SGF stated.
“These principles, for emphasis, include the guidance provided on mass gatherings, social distancing, personal hygiene, and restriction of movement. Lessons have been learnt and appropriate measures have been taken to close all gaps.”
Many individuals have turned out for the burial of the late Kyari on Saturday, milling collectively for prayers and at his graveside.
The event sparked outrage amongst Nigerians as a number of tips put in place by the federal government to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic have been violated.
Many individuals took to social media to sentence the transfer and demand motion with the Nigeria Centre For Illness Management placing out a message after the burial to remind folks in regards to the significance of avoiding mass gatherings.
The scenario was worsened after a video emerged displaying that one of many males who helped bury the SGF dumped his protecting clothes in public. Amid requires the person to be recognized, remoted and prosecuted, the world was later decontaminated.
Mr Kyari, one among President Muhammadu Buhari’s closes allies, had died on Friday after battling COVID-19 for greater than two weeks. He was 67.
In apologising for the violations at his funeral, the SGF paid tribute to the late Kyari, saying, “He was totally dedicated to making sure Nigeria responded successfully to the problem of COVID-19 and he died within the line of obligation.
“We are going to at all times keep in mind his strong efforts, his dedication, and unwavering dedication to strengthening Nigeria’s capability to handle the affect of this pandemic.”
In honour of Mr Kyari and all those that have misplaced their lives to COVID-19, Mr Mustapha stated the duty drive has resolved to stay centered on the response to the pandemic.