The Federal Ministry of Culture and Information has released a press statement after a video of a man who was seen taking off his Personal Protective Suit at Gudu cenetary where Abba Kyari was buried.
Abba Kyari, until his death was the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The late Chief of Staff who was buried today (Saturday) died from other health complications after testing positive to the novel corona virus.
Meanwhile, a video of a man who took part in the burial of the Late Chief of Staff surfaced on Saturday (today), and he was seen taking off and dumping somewhere around the cenetary, the PPE he wore at the grave site.
And this has sparked reactions from Nigerians who have been at home for nearly 3 weeks on account of preventing the spread of COVID -19, as imposed by the government.
In response to the video which has gone viral, the government in a statement signed by the Acting General Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu, said;
“The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration has noted with concern the video trending on social media, showing a man pulling off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) unprofessionally after participating in the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja.
“The Public Health Department has since taken neccasry action.
“The said PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery has been decontaminated.
“In addition, all the individuals including the man in question that participated in the burial and were not properly kitted have been identified and are being isolated.
Mr Kawu also said necessary testing will be conducted on every one who was not properly kitted will be tested for the virus.
“Necessary tests will conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people.
“The Administration has also taken steps to ensure that all future burials of victims of COVID-19 are conducted in line with protocols established by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“Residents are therefore urged to remain calm and rest assured that the FCT Administration will continue to do all that is necessary to curtail and eventually end the spread of the Coronavirus in the FCT”