One of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughters, who has just returned from the United Kingdom has been forced to go into self-isolation over coronavirus.
The UK is among the countries listed as high-risk zones with multiple cases of infected persons.
First Lady Aisha Buhari revealed in a statement posted on social media that her daughter, whom she did not name, did not show any symptoms of the virus.
“…Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high burden listed countries of COVID-19,” the statement read.
“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.
“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.”
Mrs Buhari commended governors in the North West, including Niger and Kwara, on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 at a security meeting held on Wednesday in Kaduna.
“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,” she said.