Coronavirus: ‘Prosecute Kyari, Balla Mohammed For Recklessness” Nigerians Says

Nigerians have called for the prosecution of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and Bauchi State Governor, Balla Mohammed for being reckless after being exposed to COVID-19 and refusing to go into Isolation.

According to them, the two individuals returned from Germany, one of the high-risk countries and, instead of going into isolation, began to attend functions where influential dignitaries attended thereby spreading the virus.

He attended the federal executive council meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja.

For instance, Kyari, after returning from Germany, resumed work at the presidential villa, attended the wedding of the son of Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the funeral of the mother of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, where he was seen shaking hands with the governor.

It is reported that three of Kyari’s aides have tested positive for the Coronavirus. President Buhari has tested negative to the virus.

Bauchi State governor, Balla Mohammed, said he went into isolation after coming in contact with the son of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Abubakar has come out to deny the report that he shook hands with Mohammed. According to him, he exchanged greetings with Balla and both of them sat at the opposite sides of the aisle on the Aero flight from Lagos to Abuja. They never shook hands, he said.

Media reports said Balla Mohammed was in Germany from March 12th through the 17th where he met with investors and held meetings with Bauchi State indigenes in Germany.

Upon his return to Nigeria, the governor had other meetings. He met with the business mogul, Aliko Dangote, and the minister of agriculture, Sabo Nanono, last week, according to his tweets.

The tweets said Mr Dangote led a team of the Aliko Dangote Foundation to his office, and pledged to empower 1,000 rural women in each of the 20 local government areas in the state.

“Also, resulting from our meeting this afternoon, the @AlikoDangoteFdn further committed to building five additional primary healthcare centres for enhanced healthcare service delivery in the state. #GreaterBauchi,” the governor tweeted six days ago.

The tweet was accompanied by a group picture with the governor standing beside Mr Dangote among other personalities.

Similarly, on Thursday, the governor tweeted about the minister’s visit with their picture was also shared.

He also shared his photo at the National Economic Council meeting where he sat close to the Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, and another where he was in a discussion with his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki.

Nigerians are asking that the two individuals were going around spreading the virus rather than submitting themselves for tests and isolation as global standards demands.

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