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Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by AnonPoet: 8:10am On Jul 28


On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari caused a sensation on the internet after a picture of him wearing a face mask emerged. Buhari was captured putting on a mask as he disembarked from the presidential jet in Bamako, the Malian capital. The president was in that country to join other leaders in the West Africa region in finding solutions to political upheavals in the francophone country.

For the first time since COVID-19 pandemic struck, Buhari wore mask and that didn’t go unnoticed by Nigerians, many of whom took to social media platforms to comment on it. For supporters of the president, it was nothing unusual, but critics sharply differ, knocking Buhari for waiting this long before using a mask in public.

Nigeria first recorded COVID-19 infection in February and since then, the disease has spread to infect nearly 40,000 Nigerians, out of which 833 have died. Initially, the Nigerian government shutdown parts of the country to limit the spread of the disease, but concerns for economic impacts persuaded the government to ease lockdowns and mandate precautionary measures to slow down the rate of infections.

One of those precautionary measures is wearing masks in public, which experts advised will help contain the spread of the dreaded virus. By May, the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 took a definite position on face masks, making it mandatory for anyone to use it whenever they are outside or in a gathering.

In the document signed by the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), who is also the chairman of PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, the government noted that “Anyone without face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.” Clarifying misconception on the usage of masks, Mustapha at the 31st joint national briefing of the taskforce emphatically said usage of a mask is not optional since “it was part of the declaration that was signed by Mr. President.”

So, the use of masks is binding on everyone or so we were made to believe. Because not long after it became mandatory, the president, would not only undermine the guideline his signature helped forced into law but not wearing a mask going by pictures of appearances as he had ordered weakened public resolve to adhere to that guideline.

It is indisputable that wearing a mask in public slows down the spread of the dreaded coronavirus and in turn saves lives, but having a president not using it stirred doubts. That is why most of his appearances without a mask on stirs debate and fuelled questions on the commitment to his administration’s guideline “to help block the spread of the respiratory droplets from person to person.”

When the questions keep coming, a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie tried to shrug off concerns by pointing out that Buhari was restricted to Aso Rock and can choose not to use a mask because he was in a safe environment. But what she failed to realize or probably ignored, was the message that the president was sending to millions of Nigerians that wearing a mask is not as important as been painted. Because in that ‘safe environment’, top government officials, some of who later tested positive for the virus, visit more often.

Even when his closest aide, Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff, was lost to the virus, the president wouldn’t yield and continue to attend meetings without wearing masks. Let us get something clear here, Buhari may not have fouled the law has argued by his aide, but what happens to leading by example? The president has a duty to inspire people to do things he believes will shield them from a rampaging enemy.

That is what Lauretta or anyone pushing back at criticisms of the president’s no mask posture failed to recognize or they are just, as usual, trying to play political correctness. And when Buhari chose to wear a mask, it was in a foreign land and appeared he did so because he was attending meetings of other leaders in the West Africa region, knowing so well its essence.

Imagine if Buhari had been wearing a mask when his administration mandated it for citizens, and how it could have encouraged millions of Nigerians to keep to the life-saving measure because their president also uses it. What about limiting infections because more people will realize how important using a mask is since the president has it on? These and more are what Buhari mask could have done for Nigerians but once again, the president did almost nothing.

https://leaders.ng/what-buharis-mask-could-have-done-for-nigerians-by-okestalyf/

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Slawormir: 9:19am On Jul 28
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Not surprised and shocked though
After all Na Nigerian blood dey flow for buhari body
Buhari like every other Nigerians always dey stubborn to adhere to simple instructions

Untill them enter another person country before them begin comply with directives
Imagine he enter Mali before he start to dey wear this mask

BoboNogoDie:
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Buhari na Person?
Who be dat damn niggarr goat wey carry ftc?
Every thing na damn niggarrr
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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Joyfulgal: 9:19am On Jul 28
Presido
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Mowsid(m): 9:19am On Jul 28
They created laws which they themselves are above


All this even makes one doubt the existence of covid in Nigeria grin


#such fallacy

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by BoboNogoDie: 9:19am On Jul 28
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Buhari na Person?


Who be dat damn niggarr goat wey carry ftc?

Every thing na damn niggarrr
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Trying to be unique in a senseless mumu wey grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:19am On Jul 28
We read more than this about Donald and his personal refusal to put on a face masks.

That did not deter over 200,000,000 Americans not to put on their masks.

They never said because their president at the White House refuses to wear one, so they won't wear.

They are more intelligent and civilized in that part of the world �.

All man for himself, You only live once.

We Rise!

Sheuns:
This man has been indoors for over 3 months. I don’t think it’s necessary to wear a mask in your own house(personal space). He only did the right thing to wear the mask when going out. Abeg we get so many issues than bothering on if one man wears mask or not.
END OF THREAD!! cool
Below is to emphasize on what you wrote from the same writer,
' Buhari was restricted to Aso Rock and can choose not to use a mask because he was in a safe environment. '

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by WinLABSstores: 9:20am On Jul 28
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He was definitely not in the jet alone. Common sense would tell him to protect himself because you can't be sure of the person next to you...


Baba no wan be like Abba kyari grin

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by igboamakaaa: 9:20am On Jul 28
Remove the real rubber mask that man is wearing and the person behind the mask will be revealed, simple! After the fraud is unveiled:

There will be no more boko haram killings
No more Armed bandits
No more fulani herdsmen terrorists ravaging your land
No more Fulani supremacy in your country
No more mass migration of fulani jihadists from mali, niger and other training grounds to your country
You can choose to dissolve your country and everyone goes his way in peace.
Your Daughters will no longer be raped by herdsmen
Your husbands would no longer be killed and abducted by bandits
Your sons would have hope for a good future.

All these and many more if you people would just have the courage to unmask the man in asorock and expose the highest fraud Nigeria has ever known.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by inoki247: 9:20am On Jul 28
I don't even know what to say...
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by mmsen: 9:20am On Jul 28
If you take your cues from Buhari then you are useless in this world.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by yourgistpartner: 9:21am On Jul 28
Lolz, even if Buhari and all his ministers wears mask 24/7 people wey no go wear am no go wear am

with the way Americans have died, one would expect strict adherence but na lie, Dem still no send

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Grand194: 9:21am On Jul 28
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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Whothecapfits: 9:21am On Jul 28
Mr. Integrity of Double Standard.

Shameless Old fox who have no place to hide again.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Olayinka8793(m): 9:21am On Jul 28
What does a self centered, ethnically partial dulla*d knows about leading by example?
You can't give what you don't have.
I am so disappointed in corona for not teaching him a lesson.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Maple51: 9:21am On Jul 28
cheesy much ado about wearing masks. I think Buhari has not stepped out of the villa since the outbreak of Covid in Nigeria so he most likely did not see the need to wear a mask. I might be wrong though

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by majamajic(m): 9:21am On Jul 28
Baba sef na virius too !

Hmm
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Sheuns(m): 9:21am On Jul 28
This man has been indoors for over 3 months. I don’t think it’s necessary to wear a mask in your own house(personal space). He only did the right thing to wear the mask when going out. Abeg we get so many issues than bothering on if one man wears mask or not.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by HARKsmart(m): 9:21am On Jul 28
It depends on how you think am, stay safe as best as you can.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Yada01(m): 9:21am On Jul 28
He wants to look responsible to the outside world

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by zealousayo(m): 9:22am On Jul 28
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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by seanfer(m): 9:22am On Jul 28
This is the first time the President will be stepping outside the Villa since the outbreak of this virus.
Even Donald Trump that has been going outside the White House didn’t wear mask u til he visited a hospital.

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by oluwaseunamos33(m): 9:22am On Jul 28
hmmmmmmmmm. photocopy
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Mo3891: 9:22am On Jul 28
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You don't wear mask in your house, and his current residence is Aso Rock, visitors wear mask in your house to keep their droplet to themselves

Just like condoms, you don't use a condom on your own wife but only oloshos



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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Enemyofpeace: 9:22am On Jul 28
mmsen:
If you take your cues from Buhari then you are useless in this world.
cc mannabbqgrills

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by Centcanada: 9:22am On Jul 28
Nonsense!
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by dpete1: 9:23am On Jul 28
No one gives a damn about masks anymore
Those who still use it, use it for fashion purpose alone (to match their outfit).




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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by rawpadgin(m): 9:23am On Jul 28
Coro nor dey naija even if he dey, 9ja policians just dey blow am out of proportion.

Bubu knows this hence, his refusal to wear face mask.
Those saying u don't wear face mask in ur house, but he has been receiving visitors.....what if one of his visitor had it?
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by WinLABSstores: 9:23am On Jul 28
BoboNogoDie:
grin
Buhari na Person?


Who be dat damn niggarr goat wey carry ftc?

Every thing na damn niggarrr
Ọdẹ
Trying to be unique in a senseless mumu wey grin grin grin grin grin
Una too funny for this Nairaland grin

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Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by iLUCID: 9:23am On Jul 28
What's really going on here
Re: Oke Umurhohwo: What Buhari’s Mask Could Have Done For Nigerians by excomarow(m): 9:23am On Jul 28
mmsen:
If you take your cues from Buhari then you are useless in this world.
You lack mannas... Na your type dey carry face mask sleep.

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