Tukur Buratay cancels son’s wedding invitation due to COVID-19 among senior army officers
Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratay canceled invitations to the wedding of his son Khamisu Tukur Buratay.
The army chief canceled wedding invitations after a senior military officer tested positive for COVID-19 at the chief of staff’s annual conference in Abuja.
Khamisu is expected to get married on Friday, December 11, 2020.
Sagir Musa, the army’s interim public relations director, said on Thursday in a statement.
Musa also announced the cancellation of the remaining conference events and urged all participants to immediately self-isolate in accordance with the Nigerian government’s COVID-19 protocol and prevent further spread of the disease.
The statement reads: “This is to communicate to your excellence, your royal heights, distinguished senators, honorary members, distinguished elders, friends, brothers, sisters and other invited guests that due to the resumption of the COVID-19 pandemic in the capital Federal, Abuja in the second round of the infection cycle and an unfortunate incident on Tuesday 8 December 2020 in which an officer attending the 2020 Army Chief of Staff’s annual conference here in Abuja tested positive for COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the remaining conference events.
“All participants were instructed to immediately begin self-isolation in accordance with the federal government’s COVID-19 protocol and prevent further spread of the disease.
“Consequently, the Chief of Staff of the Army wishes to inform all dignitaries and other guests that the events previously planned for the wedding of his son, Khamisu Tukur Burataya, will take place as agreed, even if they are shot down without the participation of everyone who was at the conference. …
“The Chief of Staff of the Army, on behalf of his family, feels honored to appreciate, thank and sincerely welcome all the dignitaries, and has invited guests to his son’s wedding, which Fatiha has planned for Friday. However, due to the resumption of the pandemic at FCT, General Buratai will not be able to personally attend, receive or meet you at the event. We are sorry for the inconvenience. “
The country has a total of 70,699 confirmed cases, 65,242 recoveries and 1,184 deaths, according to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control.