The Governor of Lagos, BabaJide Sanwo-Olu paid an unexpected visit to the most accessible border to Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
The Governor on his official Instagram page gave reasons for this action. He further attests that the Lagos State Government is working hard in tackling the virus.
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This Afternoon, we paid an unscheduled visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the techniques being deployed to screen inbound passengers by the combined team of airport officials and health workers.
The MMIA is the biggest international border in the country, going by the number of passengers that travel through the airport on a daily basis. To this end, it is imperative that we heighten our level of preparedness and appropriately scrutinize the passengers coming into the country through our borders.
To accommodate international travels during this period of the global COVID-19 threat, the Federal Government has initiated advanced vetting for air passengers to detect and isolate individuals with infectious diseases.
Despite the number of COVID-19 cases recorded and contained in Nigeria, we remain committed to combating the ravaging virus.
The Lagos State Government will not hesitate to provide resources to enhance the level of preparedness towards curbing the spread of the virus in the country.
All passengers regardless of their status or age must be subjected to a thorough screening process, as there will be no VIP passage for anyone at the airport.
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