Lauretta Onochie social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the president took off his face mask in his hometown Daura in Katsina State on Saturday, January 30 because he was addressing party faithful.
Buhari was criticised for removing his mask in public, days after signing an executive order which mandates the use of face mask in public places.
Mrs Onochie tweeted on Monday, saying the president removed his face mask while addressing party members.
“Mr. President in Daura. He wore a mask in Daura, except when he addressed Party faithful. Afterwards, he put it back on,” she said.
She also queried the authenticity of an image showing a reporter interviewing the president.
“Just wondering how a reporter placed his mic on the chest of Mr. President. Someone tell me. I too, need to know,” she said.
“Or is it a photoshop gone wrong? Just asking.”
Buhari began his four-day visit to Daura last Friday to participate in the revalidation of membership of the All Progressives Congress. He is expected back at Aso Villa on Tuesday.