FAAN condemns Adamawa governor, Fintiri, for breaching COVID-19 protocol

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN says Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State violated COVID-19 protocol at the domestic wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

FAAN, in a series of tweets on Thursday, said Fintiri allegedly arrived at the Port Harcourt Airport on July 14 with eight others and flagrantly refused to observe the security and public health protocols as directed by the Nigerian government.

The governor was said to have refused to have his temperature checked or be sanitized by health officials.

FAAN noted that the governor’s entourage did exactly as the governor did as the team that came to receive them drove through the barricades up to the terminal building, ignoring traffic and aviation security instructions.

The agency said such acts of irresponsibility displayed by the governor and his entourage endangers the lives of other airport users, adding that it is unacceptable.

FAAN called on airport users, especially VIPs, to adhere to the protocols and procedures on COVID-19 prevention.

The allegation of gross misconduct against Governor Fintiri is coming barely 24 hours after former Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari, also allegedly breached protocols at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport last week when he refused an officer from the environment department from disinfecting his luggage.

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