Senate propose 4-month ban for unruly VIPs at airports


The Senate Committee on Aviation has proposed a four-month ban for VIPs who violate protocols at the airports.

The proposal was contained in a letter the Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, wrote to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

The letter dated July 15th 2020, read in part, “Honourable Minister, it has been brought to my attention that some highly placed individuals who ought to adhere completely to the guidelines put in place by your good office have been found wanting.

“It has been reported that these individuals have shown unwillingness to comply with set down rules and guidelines for the safety of all Nigerians. This must not be condoned under any circumstance.”

Adeyemi stressed the need for VIPs to respect the guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and went on to propose a four-month ban and a blacklist for erring officials, “I therefore urge that any Nigerian who deliberately fail to adhere to all measures as directed should not be allowed entry into any Nigerian airport for at least four months.

“Furthermore, such individuals should be blacklisted at all airports and exposed on social media. This will serve as a deterrent to others.

“The implementation of preventive measures should be fully enforced regardless of social status.”


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