FAAN chides governor Fintiri for allegedly violating COVID-19 airport protocols

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday condemned governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri, for breaking protocols set aside at airports to curb the spread of COVID-19.

FAAN, in a statement issued via its Twitter handle, said Fintiri alongside eight others disregarded temperature checked or be sanitised by health officials at the Port Harcourt Airport on July 14.

The statement reads as follows: “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 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 pandemic.”

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