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Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Ebullience(m): 12:38pm On Mar 23
The Federal Government has accused some members of the House of Representatives, who recently returned from foreign trips of posing serious threat to the safety of Nigerians by refusing to subject themselves to screening at airports.

The Presidency, in a letter dated 21st March, 2020 informed Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the report from the Minister of Health on the refusal of some House members to subject themselves to screening at the airport as directed by health officials.

The letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, asked the Speaker to direct all members of the House who recently returned from trips abroad to report to the nearest NCDC office with immediate effect for screening.

The letter reads “It has been brought to the Honourable Minister of Health, recently reported to this office that some members of the House of Representatives are refusing to subject themselves to medical screening at airports.

“As you are aware, these airport screenings are our primary line of defense and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation.

“Accordingly, you are kindly requested to direct all members of the House of Representatives who returned to Nigeria from foreign trips to report themselves to the nearest NCDC test centre with immediate effect.”

Spokesman of the House, Benjamin Kalu, told The Nation it would be unpatriotic for anybody to refuse to go through the screening process.

Kalu said since there are cameras at the airport, official should go through the camera to identify all those who returned to the country recently and refused to through the screening so that they can be traced.

Kalu said the letter from the Chief of Staff to the President was a wake up call for all Nigerians adding that corona virus was real and should be taken seriously by all irrespective of status.

He said: “There is a screening process at the airport that is supposed to be obeyed by every patriotic citizen of this country irrespective of your status. It doesn’t matter if you are whether you are the President of the country, a Senator or a member of the House or a governor.

“Health is very important. If yours is not important to you, that of others is important to them and any negligent act by being careless might affect a whole lot of Nigerians.

” The call from the Presidency through the Chief of Staff is potentially a wake up call. “The House will not feel that he was trying to pine on them what they are not. If there are those who did it, they should desist.

“Whether you are a House of Representative member or not, it doesn’t matter. Everybody is expected to subject himself. I am sure he sent that same letter to the Senate. It could be Ministers or Senator. There is nothing wrong about that.

“Yes, I have seen that letter being circulated online. What I am taking away from that letter is that people should make efforts to comply with this particular heath policy and I am not seeing anything wrong with that letter.
“Adding my voice to what the Chief of Staff said, Members or Senators or whoever you are, comply with the simple instruction because this virus is real and does not care about your status. So, let us humble ourselves, wait a few minutes and pass through the checks.

“There is not humiliating in going into isolation if need be. You must save your family, friends and the people you wok with. I think it is the patriotic thing to do and I commend the Chief of Staff to the President for rising that alarm and writing that letter.

“People should not misinterpreted the letter because it is not an attack on the House of Representatives.

“The content of the letter is what should be taken which is that everyone should be careful no matter who you are.

“I carry my hand sanitizer and when I come in, I go through the process. They are very respectful and professional about what they do.

“I don’t know why any body should claim to be a member of this or that and not subject himself or herself to such screening.
“The truth is that it is unpatriotic for you not to pass through the screening. It is unpatriotic to the nation and such persons should be penalised. They should be arrested.

“Those people who pass through there without screening should be arrested and be properly checked before being released so that we don’t allow anyone who has this virus into circulation. We don’t even know who has this virus right no and so, we have to take extra care.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/some-legislators-refusing-screening-at-airport-fg/

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Righteousness89(m): 12:40pm On Mar 23
Just Ignore them...
Covid -19 has no Respect for Position or Office..


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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by alsudan: 12:43pm On Mar 23
The dullard in Chief should lead by example like other world leaders like Trump, Pence, Trudeau etc, and subject himself to Covik one nine birus test.

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by GamalNasser: 12:43pm On Mar 23
Righteousness89:
Just Ignore them...
Covid -19 has no Respect for Position or Office..


We can't ignore them because the could be potential vectors spreading the disease to other NIGERIANS like U who wants to ignore them

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Righteousness89(m): 12:44pm On Mar 23
GamalNasser:


We can't ignore them because the could be potential vectors spreading the disease to other NIGERIANS like U who wants to ignore them

Ok Sir! Follow Them!

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Officer4: 12:46pm On Mar 23
Letter to the SPEAKER (number 4 citizen)....written by the Chief of Staff ...


On behalf of the PRESIDENT....


I AM VERY CONFUSED

when did chief of staff start operating on that level of governance?

So where is Mr President?

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Officer4: 12:48pm On Mar 23
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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by hisexcellency34: 12:48pm On Mar 23
Na wa oo. Kyari addressed the letter to Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker) but in paragraph 4 said 'Distinguished President of the Senate??

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by wwwihy: 12:51pm On Mar 23
alsudan:
The dullard in Chief should lead by example like other world leaders like Trump, Pence, Trudeau etc, and subject himself to Covik one nine birus test.

stop spreading fake news

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by saintvc(m): 12:59pm On Mar 23
pride pride pride

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by FemiMaduka(m): 1:02pm On Mar 23
BUHARI SHUT UP AND BUNDLE THESE IDIOTS INTO A WAITING VAN AS THEY LAND (IF THOSE DOORS ARE STILL OPEN).

Why were Atiku (jnr) and Achimugu not placed on compulsory quarantine immediately they stepped foot on Nigerian soil FROM A GLOBAL REDZONE!!! Did they not pass through the immigration screen at the airport? Should this not be a STANDING POLICY at this time?

I hear some people say "Atiku is irresponsible, he should have self-isolated himself". Bullshit!!! THE GOVERNMENT IS IRRESPONSIBLE! Our mandate lies with it, not with Atiku or any rogue member of the legislature... It's just like telling a convicted murderer to go hang himself, and then we look away in search of the next murder case. Why not!

P.S.: same for Achimugu.

Should this screening be optional at a time like this? How can you (the government) be telling me that an Atiku entered Nigeria from the UK (UK fa!) without a compulsory 15-day quarantine! Should this Atiku have been allowed to even take three steps on Nigerian soil without the fourth one leading into a waiting CDC van (straight up to an isolation center)!

This is a global war! Why is the military not deployed already at our airport to enforce whatever measure! China forcefully locked down a whole province of 50 to 60 million people! Did it not pay off?

Why do we have a government if we would have to place our national safety on the whims of an Atiku (jnr.) or some rogue legislative member!

Someone should be shot!

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by RapistOnBail: 1:02pm On Mar 23

Ghen Ghen!!!

Who has listened to the VOICE NOTE?? Disregard cos its fake. But,

Guard up! It is Here!!!

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Zeezxo(m): 1:02pm On Mar 23
Make them take them to Italy na.

They know how to embezzle our money. But to do screening na problem.

Solution let them go back to the countries they are.

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Tetrahedron: 1:02pm On Mar 23
Shithole country! They simply followed Buhari’s body language.
They are the elites

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by EdoPrince93(m): 1:02pm On Mar 23
DISGRACE angry
Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by felai: 1:02pm On Mar 23
Indiscipline and
high-handedness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.


This people act as if others are their slave when they get to positions of authority instead of them to serve those that elected them into those positions... We need drastic actions to curb the attitude of these peeps.
Start dropping names of the DIS honourables on Social media please

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by cruxgemmata(m): 1:02pm On Mar 23
Whoever refuses screening. Gunshot to the head

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by RemoveKebab: 1:03pm On Mar 23
This is a welcome development

This are the real people this virus should go after not the common innocent man

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by OakConsultNG: 1:03pm On Mar 23
Law makers turned law breakers..

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:03pm On Mar 23
Are they mad ni

Wakanda stupidity is that

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by EdoPrince93(m): 1:03pm On Mar 23
alsudan:
The dullard in Chief should lead by example like other world leaders like Trump, Pence, Trudeau etc, and subject himself to Covik one nine birus test.
And yet his foolish son above me Will still defend his slave master

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by dontro(m): 1:03pm On Mar 23
I've lost hope in this country. At a time like this someone is still feeling like a god? Even Donald Trump got tested. WTF!

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Sonnobax15(m): 1:03pm On Mar 23
undecided Those legislators may be above the law,but can they be above kovic one nine??

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by obicoolnino: 1:03pm On Mar 23
That's the problem with Nigeria where some people think they are above the law, the useless legislators should be called out and due punishment served to each one of the assholes. Rubbish

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Ayoefa: 1:03pm On Mar 23
Ok now
Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by haleymoon: 1:04pm On Mar 23
very very sad that these set of family of Corolla biruses we have as our leaders are definitely going to plunge us all into Extinction with their obvious disregards for the rule of law, its quite a national shame that these set of few Corolla birus are bigger than the law. They flout the law recklessly in our damn face and what we have to do is to clap for them. When will that impossible time come when we get to grab them on their organs or scrotal sac as the case may be, to remind them that we are a country of over 200 million bunches of literate and illiterate individuals who are ready to make this nation great.

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Re: Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG by Kylekent59: 1:04pm On Mar 23
shocked


Where is/are DSS when you needed them


Use DSS and arrest them or you use Ghana technique by conveying them into a military bus, then proceed straight to the hospital.

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