Former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has been accused of misbehaving and violating public health procedures on travels in place to stifle the spread of COVID-19.
Yari’s accuser is the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). It alleged the immediate past Zamfara governor of creating a scene at the Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday 11th July 2020.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu in a statement she released, said Yari rudely disallowed environmental officer disinfecting passengers’ luggage from carrying out the exercise on his bags on the ground that he is above the law as a VIP and unprovoked pushed the government worker.
According to the statement: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the former Governor of Zamfara State, 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 travellers against infection and the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.”