The Governor of Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been called out by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN for flouting security and COVID-19 guidelines at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, July 14.
This was contained in a statement signed and released by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The governor reportedly arrived at the airport with his entourage and refused to have his temperature checked or being sanitized by the health officials at the airport.
According to the statement, the governor’s entourage also refused to comply with the airport’s laid down rules.
”The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) 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 (PTF) on #COVID19 by refusing to have his temperature checked, or being sanitized 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 nd Public Health travel protocols put in place to protect all air travelers against acts of unlawful interference, infection and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”