President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night flouted the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021) he signed into law in January.
Naija News reports that this is coming a few days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a case of Delta COVID-19 variant in the country.
The President had on Tuesday evening attended a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
Photos from the meeting showed that the president removed his face mask, which is against the law he signed.
Photos of the event posted by the Personal Assistant to President on Broadcast Media, Buhari Sallau, showed that the President arrived at the event with his mask on but later removed it inside the conference hall.
Also, photos of the event showed the President (without a mask on) interacting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who all had their masks tightly fitted.
Recall that Buhari had in January 2021 at a public event in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State removed his facemask.
The law Buhari signed in January made the use of face masks in public places mandatory among other measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The regulations also stipulate a fine or six months imprisonment or both for violators.