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FAAN frowns as Governor Fintiri, 8 others violate COVID-19 protocols at PHIA

IT may seem the naming and shaming of former governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari has done little to stop Nigeria’s highly placed from flouting public health protocols at the nation’s Airport as another governor, Alh Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has also gone overboard.

The Adamawa State governor who used the Port Harcourt international Airport with 8 others, flagrantly refused to observe the Airport Security and Public Health protocols they did not subject themselves to checks neither did they sanitize.

This is the second violation in five days, calling to question the difficulty by many so-called Very Important Persons (VIPs) to follow laid down laws and procedures especially in their own country. Read also: COVID-19 VIP Violations at Kano Airport: FAAN knocks former Governor Yari

FAAN in a tweet confirming this also gave more details explaining what happened at the same airport where another governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo observed all protocols subjecting himself to health checks.

FAAN’s tweet read, “The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the Governor of Adamawa state Alh Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who arrived Port Harcourt international Airport aboard aircraft 5N-IZY, at 17:08 hrs on 14th July 2020 with 8 others, and who flagrantly refused to observe the Airport Security and Public Health protocols as directed by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #COVID19 by refusing to have his temperature checked, or being sanitised by the health officials.

“His whole entourage of eight (8)did exactly as he did. The team that came to receive them drove right through the barricades up to the terminal building ignoring traffic and Aviation Security instructions.

“This irresponsible act endangers all other airport users, it is unacceptable, and as such it has also been duly escalated. FAAN hereby cautions all airport users, especially our esteemed VIPs , to please respect the Presidential directive by observing airport Security and Public Health travel protocols put in place to protect all air travellers against acts of unlawful interference, infection and the spread of the covid-19.”

On Saturday at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, former Governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari had blatantly violated the Public Health procedures (#COVID19)on travels refusing to adhere to protocols and forcefully pushing away an officer of the Environment department when he insisted that his luggage must be disinfected.

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