A clarification, however, is made known by the President’s media aide, Lauretta Onochia, on Saturday, May 16, via social media in a tweet.
According to Onochie, President Buhari has no reason to wear nose masks since he operates from his safe environment within the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
Visitors, on the other hand, she said, are under obligation to wear nose masks always around the presidential villa to protect the household.
One of the guidelines contained in a document signed by the secretary-general of the federation, Boss Mustapha, said Nigerians should always wear face masks in public places.
The directives by FG followed President Muhammdu Buhari’s easing of the lockdown earlier imposed, especially in states like Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
See Onochie’s tweet below:
PRES @MBuhari IS NOT BREAKING RULES!
Expert Medical Protocol is that if you are in your safe environment, you dont need to wear a mask
Those visiting you MUST wear masks to ensure they leave no droplets in your environment
Wearing of masks is mostly to protect people around us pic.twitter.com/1D8lufszKD
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) May 16, 2020