The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday chided a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, for assaulting one of its officials in Kano State.
Yari, who had allegedly violated protocols put in place at the airport to check the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, reportedly assaulted the officer when asked to adhere to basic protocols on the disinfection of luggage at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, last Saturday.
In a series of tweets, FAAN condemned the ex-governor’s alleged violations of protocols and described it as “unacceptable” and “irresponsible.”
The agency wrote: “The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the former Governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari who blatantly violated the Public Health procedures (#COVID19) on travels at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday 11th July 2020.
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“He refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #COVID-19 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.”