COVID-19: Airport Officials Are Collecting Bribes Instead Of Test Results
It has been discovered that some Nigerian airport officials are collecting money instead of COVID-19 tests results from those entering Nigeria from other countries.
Recall that in July the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, promised that as parts of efforts to combat the spread of the virus, inbound passengers from foreign trips will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at Nigeria airports.
A report published on SaharaReporters days that the officials in the airport now collect money instead of already done COVID-19 tests from passengers..
A source who spoke anonymously said “In this Coronavirus pandemic, they are still putting money above the lives of the common man. Someone very close to me came to Nigeria from Dubai on Wednesday night and they were routed to Abuja.
He noted that he had already been tested in Dubai before leaving and was tested. However, on getting to Nigeria, their passports were seized and they were told they would be on isolation for two weeks.
“Can you believe that they gave them the option of paying to collect their passport and go without any form of tests or follow-up. He paid N50,000 and he was allowed to go, some paid as high as N100,000 to N150,000 depending on if you know someone there. As you are reading this, he has left Abuja and arrived Lagos.”