SSA defends banning attendees of Kyari’s Burial

Written by on April 19, 2020

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, says asking officials who attended the burial of Abba Kyari to distance themselves from Aso Rock Villa was “nothing extraordinary”.

The late Chief of Staff was prayed upon at the Defense Guest House in Maitama and interred at the Gudu Cemetry in Abuja yesterday in a ceremony that had many dignitaries and top government officials present.

However, reports surfaced later that the officials were asked not to enter the State House, Abuja for a minimum of 14 days in a decision that caused a wide-range shock.

But Garba Shehu, responded in a tweet saying “There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attend Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa.

“This is in line with the standard rules put in place by the NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health. You do these things to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“For the most part, the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is really nothing new to this.”

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