Coronavirus: Buhari’s Chief of Staff Accuses Nigerian Lawmakers Of Rejecting Airport Screening


Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused National Assembly members of not subjecting themselves to the mandatory screening for COVID-19 at the airports.

This was contained in a letter dated March 21, which was sent to both the senate president, Ahmad Lawan and house speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, asking them to direct the members of the national assembly to behave themselves.

It read, “It has been brought to the honourable minister of health recently reported to this office that some members of the house of representatives are refusing to subject themselves to medical screening at airports.

“As you are aware, these airport screenings are our primary line of defense and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation.

“Accordingly, you are kindly requested to direct all members of the house of representatives who returned to Nigeria from foreign trips to report themselves to the nearest NCDC test centre with immediate effect.”

Since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, measures have been put in place at airports to screen people coming into the country.

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