President Buhari has never been seen wearing a face mask publicly since the coronavirus outbreak, but that changed once he landed in Mali today.
States across the country have mandated the use of face masks so as to curb the spread of COVID-19, and many Governors have been seen wearing it publicly.
For various reasons, Buhari had never been sighted with a mask through his official engagements back home.
That changed once he arrived in the Malian capital Bamako where he was captured for the first time in a medical mask when he arrived at the airport.
This is Buhari’s first overseas trip in about five months, and he is about the last African leader to be pictured wearing a face mask.
On arrival in Bamako, the President Buhari was received by the Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cisse after which he met with embattled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita – whose political struggles has elicited an mediation from the regional ECOWAS bloc.
Two other African leaders arrived before Buhari, Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara was first to land in Bamako before Senegal’s Macky Sall.
After Buhari, Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou – president of ECOWAS, and Ghana’a Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo are also expected to form the presidential mediation team expected to meet with major political stakeholders in the country.
See some reactions to Buhari finally wearing a mask below;
@cwethein_: Now M buhari is in Mali wearing Face mask Face with medical mask Now am convinced and not confused that the Corona does not exist in Nigeria since our president wears face mask abroad.
My question is why is Buhari not wearing Face mask in his Country ?
@Asokogi: Breaking News: Buhari’s face mask is original
@firstladyship: Charity begins at home
Only the wicked leaves huge fire at their backyard (Southern Kaduna) then jet off to Mali, to do what?? quench fire??
If it was OBJ, I wud understand
But Buhari can’t manage his home, he hasn’t managed his ministers. But he’s off to Mali to put a fire???