The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, has said there is nothing unusual about barring people who attended the burial of Abba Kyari from Aso Rock.
However, there are unconfirmed reports that some top government officials were denied access to the presidential villa after they attended the burial.
In a tweet on Sunday, Shehu said the action was in line with guidelines put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said: “There is nothing extraordinary about those of us who attend Abba Kyari’s funeral being advised to distance ourselves from the Villa.
“For the most part, the Villa has operated digitally in the last few weeks so there is really nothing new to this.”
Mohammed Kawu, Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services secretariat at the FCTA, said those in question have all been identified and are in self-isolation.
He added that the FCTA would ensure subsequent burials are done according to NCDC guidelines.