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COVID-19: Gov Fintiri’s Actions At The Port Harcourt Airport Is ‘Unacceptable’ – FAAN


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has alleged that Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri had violated the Coronavirus protocols made available at the Nigerian airports.

According to the organization which manage all Commercial Airports and provide service to both passenger and cargo airlines in the country, the rules put in place at the domestic wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa was on Tuesday violated by the governor and his entourage.

FAAN in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday noted that Fintiri refused to let airport staffs check his temperature and that of his encouraged.

The statement alleged also that the governor refused to sanitise his hands and as well rejected their baggage from been sanitised.

Naija News understands that the Nigerian airport authority had guidelines made available at various airports which include mandatory temperature checks for all passengers and the exclusion of the aides of very important personalities from the airport.

FAAN, however, claimed that the governor and all people that came to receive him at the terminal shunned the rules as they drove right through the barricades ignoring traffic and Aviation Security instructions.

According to FAAN, the governor’s actions including his team is “irresponsible” and “unacceptable”.

“The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria 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 on COVID-19 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 hereby cautions all airport users, especially our esteemed VIPs, to please respect the Presidential directive by observing airport Security and Public Health travel protocols put in place to protect all air travellers against acts of unlawful interference, infection and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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