Amid the continued spread of the coronavirus in the country, some Nigerians have called for the shutting down of the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja, and also the sack of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
The call was made in reaction to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive for Covid-19.
Kyari had recently travelled to Germany, where he met with Officials of Siemens, in Munich, on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
According to the reports, he returned exactly one week later, on Saturday, March 14, but did not show any symptom.
Kyari’s test result reportedly necessitated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to conduct the same test on Buhari, which turned out negative.
However, comments by some Nigerians have called for the shutting down of Aso Rock, and the sack of Kyari, for exposing the President to the deadly coronavirus.
The remarks gathered from Twitter read below:
@DemolaRewaju: “Abba Kyari should be sacked. This gross irresponsibility and negligence, exposing the President of the Federal Republic to a virus, after being exposed to it in 2 countries, demands nothing short of his immediate sack as CoS. But the question is: can Abba Kyari sack Abba Kyari?”
@DrOlufunmilayo: “Moh Atiku has tested positive. Bauchi State Governor waiting for his results. Abba Kyari said to be exposed. All these people have met with other government Officials in the last one week. Whoever has access to Aso Rock, should let them know, when this shit hits, it will burn them too.”
@DrOlufunmilayo: “JUST IN: Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus according to This Day Newspaper. If true, my personal advice: SHUT DOWN Aso Rock, FUMIGATE the whole building, ISOLATE all members of the Presidency and Federal Executive Council for 14 days. I am only talking as a friend.”
@OgbeniDipo: “So, Abba Kyari really exposed Buhari to danger. Why did he not self-isolate, once he got back from Germany?”
@ose_anenih: “Abba Kyari should be taken to a quarantine centre and tested. He has endangered the President, the Federal Executive Cabinet, and the Governors, the Security Chiefs, and he remains a security risk until a negative #Covid-19 test result is obtained. What is the NSA doing? Pouting facePouting facePouting face.”
@IamShehu: “If Abba Kyari indeed is infected and took it to Aso rock, and we know that the virus is most brutal to the elderly with weak immune systems, and we know that 98 percent of our Leaders are always flying out for medical checkups. Hmmm heavenly FATHER is that the plan? Thinking face #COVID19NIGERIA.”
@DemolaRewaju: “Abba Kyari testing positive to coronavirus, after sitting in on meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force, tells you a lot about what that Task Force is (not) doing. They knew he had gone to Germany and Egypt, yet nobody asked him to self-isolate? “Get professionals” – they said no.”
@ayemojubar: “If Abba Kyari is tested positive, Buhari is 99.9 percent positive.”
@adnanmoukhtar: “The President and all those that have contact with Abba Kyari, should submit themselves to NCDC for Covid-19 test.”
@obi_Nwosu: “Shutdown Aso Rock. Disinfect the entire building. Quarantine and isolate everyone in the building for a minimum of 14 days. This includes President Muhammadu Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo, COS Abba Kyari, and other top ranking government Officials.”
@woye1: “Abba Kyari is an irresponsible guy. He should have isolated himself. Office stays, human beings will go and come. Where is the Minister of Power that was in his entourage? Even though the trip benefited Nigeria in terms of our Power problem.”