COVID-19: Governor Fintiri Also Shuns Airport Safety Guidelines

FAAN said the Adamawa State governor and other eight persons in his entourage refused to have their temperature checked.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State / Photo credit: Fintiri's twitter page

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has condemned Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, and his entourage for flouting airport public health protocols as directed by the Federal Government.

FAAN, in a statement via its twitter handle on Thursday, said Adamawa State governor and other eight persons in his entourage refused to have their temperature checked, contravening public health protocols as directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

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The tweet reads: “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 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”.

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FAAN described the governor refusal to obey COVID-19 safety guidelines as an irresponsible act that would endanger the lives of other travellers.

“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, FAAN said.

FAAN had on Wednesday called out a former governor of Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who flouted safety guidelines at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on July 11, 2020 on the grounds that he was a VIP (Very Important Person).

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