President Muhammadu Buhari has been told to lead by example and wear facemask regularly.
Buhari rarely wears facemask and has only been seen with it once or so.
Former Secretary-General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, advised the President to change his ways as to wearing facemask in order to encourage public compliance with the COVID-19 protocol.
Sani said the country is not in a difficult situation occasioned by coronavirus adding that the escape route to survive the novel disease is wide use of face mask urging Buhari to lead from the front and wean himself off his habit of not using it.
“With the current downward trends in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, given the absence of vaccine and cure for the COVID-19 for now, and the fact that we have not been able to enforce social distancing measures, the only choice left for us in Nigeria is for everybody to wear face masks in crowded places like markets, motor parks, public gathering, worship places and public transport for at least 14 days.
“One way for forcing compliance is for President Buhari, all the governors and all traditional rulers to lead the way by wearing face masks. That way, the nation can break the transmission chain needed for curbing the coronavirus pandemic, and prevent subsequent come back of COVID-19 and save the health infrastructure, more lives and the economy,” he said.