FG Declares 63 Nigerians, 27 Foreigners Wanted Over COVID-19 Protocol Violation

The Federal Government has declared sixty-three Nigerians and 27 foreigners wanted over violation of COVID-19 guidelines, hence posing threat to the health of Nigerians.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha disclosed this on Sunday night.

He stressed that the Presidential Steering Committee had earlier in May 2021, issued a Travel Advisory for passengers arriving in Nigeria from some countries currently battling with the virus to observe seven days compulsory quarantine but some travellers who recently arrived Nigeria from the restricted countries have violated the protocol.

“Accordingly, the underlisted persons who arrived in Nigeria between 8 May 2021 and 15 May 2021 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja and whose names and passport numbers are displayed, have been declared Persons of Interest (POI) on account of posing considerable danger to overall public health and for the violation of Nigeria COVID-19 travel protocol by evading the mandatory 7-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.

“They must therefore transport themselves safely, to the nearest state public health departments within 48hrs of this notice for immediate evaluation and call the Port Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health on 08036134672 or 08032461990 for further directions”, the SGF said.

This is in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to keep her citizens safe, following the emergence of the deadly COVID-19 strains in India, South Africa, Turkey and Brazil.

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