The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari has written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to request all National Assembly members to submit themselves for testing at the nearest Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Centre.
Kyari in a confidential letter sent to the Speaker, dated 21st of March, revealed that some members who recently returned from foreign trips to refused to be screened at the airport.
The Chief of staff said that the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire was informed of the breach in the screening process.
The letter reads: “It has been brought to the Honourable Minister of Health who recently reported to this office that some members of the House of Representatives are refusing to subject themselves to medical screening at airports.
“As you are aware, these airport screenings are our primary line of defense and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation.
“Accordingly, you are kindly requested to direct all members of the House of Representatives who returned to Nigeria from foreign trips to turn in themselves to the nearest NCDC centre with immediate effect.”