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COVID-19: FIRS Denies Staff Tested Positive

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Mohammed Nami

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Saturday has debunked the rumour making the round that one of its members of staff tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Service in a statement issued by the Director, Communications and Liaison Department, FIRS, Abdullahi Ahmad, said a staff, who went to pick his wife from the airport was observing the Federal Government advice of self-isolation alongside his spouse at the couple’s home since Monday.

According to the statement, both husband and wife had been in self-isolation since she returned to the country and have not tested positive to COVID-19.

The Service said that no member of staff at the FIRS had tested positive to COVID-19 as being peddled on Social Media.

The FIRS also maintained that before now, all its offices had taken necessary precautions to protect both staff and taxpayers from COVID-19.

“Before now, all FIRS offices have taken necessary precautions to protect both Staff and our esteemed taxpayers from COVID-19 through such safety measures as social distancing, temperature testing, disabling of the biometric sign in, and provision of hand sanitizers for staff and visitors to our offices nationwide as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to discountenance the claim that a FIRS official has tested positive FOR COVID-19,” the statement said

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