The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN has once again called out another top political figure for allegedly flouting the coronavirus protocol at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, July 14.
Naija News learnt that just like the former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari was accused of flouting the COVID-19 protocol, the executive Governor of Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been berated of a similar crime by the aviation agency.
The governor allegedly arrived at the airport with his entourage and refused to have his temperature checked or being sanitized by the health officials at the airport. According to the statement, the governor’s entourage also refused to comply with the airport’s laid down rules.
However many Nigerians have berated the negligent act of many of Political figures who have at recent times flouted the COVID-19protocol at the various outlet. The Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, while reacting to the recent development lambasted the immediate past governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, for allegedly assaulting an airport official.
Meanwhile, In reaction to the allegations by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ,fintiri said it was all fabrications and lies.
Speaking further via his director General of Media and Communications, Mr Solomon Kamangar, said the Governor only objected to filling his form, insisting his protocol officer should do that for him.
He tsaid”Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and his team subjected themselves to protocol, including temperature check.
“The only thing the Governor took exception to was filling a form as the airport demanded.”
He explained when the form was offered, the governor felt that his protocol officer or orderly could very well fill it for him.
Kumangar stressed the airport authority was economical with the truth as their only point of difference with the Governor was filling a form, which Fintiri believed should be done by his aide.