The Federal Government has blamed some individuals for the House of Representatives, who as of late came back from foreign trips of presenting genuine danger to the wellbeing of Nigerians by declining to expose themselves to screening at air terminals.
The Presidency, in a letter dated 21st March, 2020 educated Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the report from the Minister of Health on the refusal of some House individuals to expose themselves to screening at the air terminal as coordinated by wellbeing authorities.
The letter marked by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, requested that the Speaker direct all individuals from the House who as of late came back from trips abroad to answer to the closest NCDC office with quick impact for screening.
The letter peruses “It has been brought to the Honorable Minister of Health, as of late answered to this office that a few individuals from the House of Representatives are declining to expose themselves to clinical screening at air terminals.
“As you know, these air terminal screenings are our essential line of guard and refusal by any resident to expose to these tests is a danger to our country.
“As needs be, you are generously mentioned to coordinate all individuals from the House of Representatives who came back to Nigeria from remote outings to report themselves to the closest NCDC test focus with quick impact.”
Representative of the House, Benjamin Kalu, revealed to The Nation it would be unpatriotic for anyone to decline to experience the screening procedure.
Kalu said since there are cameras at the air terminal, authority ought to experience the camera to distinguish every one of the individuals who came back to the nation as of late and declined to through the screening so they can be followed.
Kalu said the letter from the Chief of Staff to the President was a reminder for all Nigerians including that crown infection was genuine and ought to be paid attention to by all regardless of status.
He stated: “There is a screening procedure at the air terminal that should be obeyed by each devoted resident of this nation regardless of your status. It doesn’t make a difference in the event that you are whether you are the President of the nation, a Senator or an individual from the House or a representative.
“Wellbeing is significant. In the event that yours isn’t critical to you, that of others is essential to them and any careless demonstration by being imprudent may influence a ton of Nigerians.
” The call from the Presidency through the Chief of Staff is possibly a reminder. “The House won’t feel that he was attempting to pine on them what they are most certainly not. In the event that there are the individuals who did it, they should cease.
“Regardless of whether you are a House of Representative part or not, it doesn’t make a difference. Everyone is relied upon to subject himself. I am certain he sent that equivalent letter to the Senate. It could be Ministers or Senator. There is nothing incorrectly about that.
“Indeed, I have seen that letter being coursed on the web. What I am detracting from that letter is that individuals should put forth attempts to conform to this specific heath approach and I am not seeing anything amiss with that letter.
“Adding my voice to what the Chief of Staff stated, Members or Senators or whoever you are, consent to the straightforward guidance since this infection is genuine and couldn’t care less about your status. In this way, let us humble ourselves, hold up a couple of moments and go through the checks.
“There isn’t embarrassing in going into disconnection if need be. You should spare your family, companions and the individuals you wok with. I think it is the devoted activity and I praise the Chief of Staff to the President for rising that caution and composing that letter.
“Individuals ought not confounded the letter since it’s anything but an assault on the House of Representatives.
“The substance of the letter is the thing that ought to be taken which is that everybody ought to be cautious regardless of what your identity is.
“I convey my hand sanitizer and when I come in, I experience the procedure. They are conscious and proficient about what they do.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea why anyone should profess to be an individual from either and not subject oneself to such screening.
“Truly it is unpatriotic for you not to go through the screening. It is unpatriotic to the country and such people ought to be punished. They ought to be captured.
“Those individuals who go through there without screening ought to be captured and be appropriately checked before being discharged so we don’t permit any individual who has this infection into dissemination. We don’t have a clue who has this infection right no thus, we need to take additional consideration.”