Alleged COVID-19 Protocol breach: Ex-gov. Yari gives own account


Former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari has given his own side to the story of the allegation that he was recently unruly at the Aminu Kano Airport while on transit.

Yari was accused by the Presidential Task force on COVID-19 and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN of breaching protocols put in place to stem the spread of the virus at the airport by disallowing his luggage from undergoing disinfection and went on to a create a scene.

“He (Yari) 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,” FAAN said in a statement its GM, Henrietta Yakubu released.

Reacting in an interview with newsmen, the ex-governor denied the claim, saying, “There was nothing like that. Absolutely nothing. When I got to the airport, I met two staff, including one with a thermometer, who took my temperature.

“I even joked with the person on whether or not I was fit to travel. He said, ‘Oga, you are more than fit. Your temperature is 34.’

“The next level was using the sanitizer. I went to the person and the sanitizer was dropped on my palm. I had no luggage. I was only having my phone in my hand. I did not breach any COVID-19 protocol.”


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