By Aishat Salihu
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday, sent a message of strength and prayer to former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his son’s positive test to the COVID-19 spread in the country.
Atiku, had on his verified Twitter page, late Sunday night confirmed that his son had tested positive for Coronavirus.
Although, the ex-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) didn’t give the name of his son that contracted the virus, he confirmed that the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had been duly informed.
Atiku, however, called on Nigerians to pray for his son’s quick recovery.
In reaction to his tweet in the early hours of Monday, Aisha Buhari sent a message of strength noting that her prayers were with him.
“Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that I extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son. Allah renu en Amin.”
Aisha Buhari further called for a total lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
She also commended the state governors for closing down schools but noted that it would be ineffective if children stay and home and parents go to work.
In a tweet via her official page, she said ” It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work. We should not isolate students and expose their parents.
“Let us remember that they will meet at home.