CoronavirusVaccinationFG is Investigating Officials Helping Travelers Evade COVID-19 Requirements — Mustapha

ABUJA — The federal government has said reports of corrupt airport officials who help travelers evade Covid requirements are currently been investigated.

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), disclosed this on Monday during the national briefing of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19.

Mustapha stated that the government is aware of reports that accuse some officials of taking bribes from travelers and help them escape dealing with the quarantine requirements.

He added that the government has taken note of the challenges facing travellers with regards to COVID-19.

“The PSC has taken note of the challenges raised by travelers that visit the National International Travel Portal in compliance with travel protocols.

“It has similarly noted with dismay, fraudulent activities perpetrated at our international airports by on-duty staff, who extort money out of those who equally wish to evade quarantine requirement. The authorities are conducting necessary investigations into various reports received.

“Notable progress is still being made in the area of vaccine. Over 3.5m doses of Pfizer is being expected from the US Government this month while about 4m doses of Astrazeneca is being expected early next month. Nigeria will be receiving over 1m doses of J&J shipments on a monthly basis. The PSC is committed to access enough vaccines for the 70% eligible persons in the country in record time,” Mustapha said.

Beloved John (Staff Writer)

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