- FAAN berated Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, for violating COVID-19 protocols at the airport
- The northern governor reportedly refused to have his temperature checked, or be sanitized at the Port Harcourt International Airport
- The management of the FAAN condemned Fintri's behavior while describing his act as irresponsible
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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has once again come out to condemn a prominent Nigerian for violating COVID-19 safety protocols at the airport.
Legit.ng gathered that FAAN berated the governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, for refusing to observe the safety protocols and procedures put in place by the federal government at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
Fintiri alongside his entourage numbering about eight were reported to have refused to have their temperature checked, or be sanitized by the health officials on Tuesday, July 14, when they arrived at the airport.
The reaction to Governor Fintiri's conduct was contained in a series of tweets posted on Thursday, July 16, by FAAN on its official twitter handle, @FAAN_Official.
"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 tweeted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the management of FAAN berated the immediate past governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, over his violation of the public health procedures of COVID-19 on travels.
FAAN in a thread of tweet on Wednesday, July 15, said the former governor refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the federal government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Yari was said to have forcefully pushed away an officer of the environment department when he insisted that his luggage must be disinfected at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday, July 11.
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