The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN on its Twitter handle, called out immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, for blatantly ”flouting all COVID19 guidelines” at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday, July 11.
According to FAAN’s statement, Yari arrived at the airport and refused to adhere to the protocols put in place by the Federal government, insisting he is a VIP.
The tweets read:
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.
FAAN hereby 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 travelers against infection and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”