President Muhammadu Buhari has been finally sighted today (Thursday), wearing a face mask for the first time since the inception of COVID-19.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 had recommended the use of face masks while in public gathering, as one of the guidelines meant to curtail the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The President has never been seen with one, even though visitors often sighted at the Presidential Villa in Abuja were always seen with face masks.
However, in a photograph shared by the President”s personal photographer, Bayo Omoboriwo, the President was seen wearing a white face mask as he alighted from the presidential jet.
“@MBuhari arrives Bamako, Mali for the peace mission by the ECOWAS Head of states. 23rd July, 2020,” Omoboriwo captioned.
The President and some other West African leaders are currently in Mali to address and find a solution to the worsening political crisis in the country.