The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has revealed the reason why he was shut out of the Aso Rock presidential villa after attending the funeral of the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Garba Shehu believes it was not a big deal because all safety measures must be taken seriously amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, it was not an extraordinary move since it was in line with the standard rules put in place by the NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health.
He added that the villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is nothing strange about the decision.
His words, “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.”