The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has berated the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, over his violation of the public health procedures of COVID-19 on travels.
The FAAN made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday, July 15.
The body said the former governor refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures recommended by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to reports, Yari forcefully pushed an officer of the environment department, insisting that his luggage must be disinfected at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday, July 11.
The management of FAAN condemned his actions, describing it as irresponsible. This is coming as the NCDC has continued to advise Nigerians to take responsibility.
Issuing a statement on its official Twitter handle, FAAN wrote:
“The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the former Governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari who blatantly violated the Public Health procedures (#COVID19)on travels at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday 11th July 2020.
“He refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #COVID19 by forcefully pushing away an officer of the Environment department when he insisted that his luggage must be disinfected.
“The former Governor said the officer should have known he is a VIP. This irresponsible act endangers all other airport users, it is unacceptable, and as such it has been duly escalated.
The tweet further read: “FAAN cautions all airport users, especially our esteemed VIPs, to please respect the Presidential directive by observing the public health travel protocols put in place to protect all air travellers against infection and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This act by the governor also comes as the PTF on COVID-19 has continued to express worry over the widespread of infections among VIPs.