The burial of Abba Kyari, late President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Abuja has been generating topics on social media after almost all the safety tips for COVID-19 were violated at the venue.
The burial at Gudu Cemetery was attended by a large crowd, breaching the social distancing rule, and most of the attendees had no nose mask or hand gloves on them for protection against Coronavirus.
In addition to this, after the burial an undertaker was caught on camera dumping his Personal protective equipment (PPE) by the roadside after handling the corpse of Abba Kyari.
NCDC must watch this.. So sad
— JayNaija (Blogger) (@JayNaija) April 18, 2020
The man’s sparked anger on social media with many calling on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to act immediately.
In response, the NCDC said the PPE left over by the individual has been evacuated and the entire cemetery decontaminated
The health agency also said all the individuals, including the man in question that participated in the burial and were not properly kitted have identified and isolated.
COVID 19: UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AT GUDU CEMETERY
The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA has noted with concern the video trending on social media, showing a man pulling off his PPE unprofessionally after participating in the burial of the late Malam Abba Kyari. pic.twitter.com/xu6zVrwWZb
— Official FCTA (@OfficialFCTA) April 18, 2020
NCDC has really suffered. For every one step they take us forward, some other faction of "FG" is ready to take us 5 steps back! https://t.co/cREI1X4ffW
— Tiles Nafiu (@kikimordi) April 18, 2020
Meanwhile, according to SaharaReporters, some top aides of President have been denied access into the Presidential Villa after returning from the burial of Abba Kyari.
The affected aides include State House Chief Protocol Officer, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, Special Assistant to the President, Yusuf Sabiu, a nephew to the President, Musa Haro Daura, and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the, Garba Shehu.
Others are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ahmad Rufai, and Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmed, among several more persons.
The burial ceremony was aired on several television stations across Nigeria and the large gathering, against government’s order, was seen by all violating the rule.
Kyari’s death was announced on Friday by the Presidency after weeks of battling with Coronavirus.