Senate raises alarm over lackadaisical attitude by Federal Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of Novel CORONAVIRUS Disease ( COVID -19). Ordinary N95 NOSE MASK wasn’t available in stock.
The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Ajayi Borofice narrated two instances between their trip to South Africa and back to Nigeria.
The Deputy leader of the senate narrated their trips as follows:
“When we got to South Africa we were not allowed to leave the aircraft for over 30 minutes.
“Officers of the medical corps of the South African army came into the aircraft and screened everybody before we were allowed out of the aircraft.
“But when I arrived yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, there was no screening.
“All we were given was a sheet of paper to indicate whether were are sick, whether we are going to one country or the other, and how we will be contacted in case of emergency.
“How do you know whether I fell sick after I left the airport? This is very frightening and I think something has to be done to ensure that we do not give way to a situation which we will not be able to control.
“Countries that have adequate medical facilities are working hard to ensure that they contain the spread of this coronavirus and yet, from what I saw yesterday, I was afraid.
“So, I hope that I am making this observation for Nigerians to know and for the Ministry of Health to take adequate action. There should be screening before we get into the airport.”