The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who heads the presidential taskforce on COVID-19, made the apology during the daily briefing by the task force.

The SGF said; “The PTF recognises, regrettably, the unintentional violation of the principles and protocols that form the core of our message to Nigerians at the funeral of the late chief of staff.

“These principles, for emphasis, include the guidance provided on mass gatherings, social distancing, personal hygiene, and restriction of movement. Lessons have been learnt and appropriate measures have been taken to close all gaps.”