Photographs have emerged of President Muhammadu Buhari using a face mask in Mali, where he is on a one-day visit.
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in Nigeria, President Buhari had not put on a face mask.
According to experts, face masks prevents the spread of COVID-19.
The President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, had explained the reason for his not spotting one.
In a Twitter message, Onochie explained that expert medical protocol states that there is no need for face mask when in a safe environment.
She tweeted: “PRES @MBuhari IS NOT BREAKING RULES!
”Expert Medical Protocol is that if you are in your safe environment, you don’t need to wear a mask
“Those visiting you MUST wear masks to ensure they leave no droplets in your environment.
“Wearing masks is mostly to protect people around us.”