The Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice, has lamented Nigeria’s poor preventive measures towards Covid-19 (coronavirus) Premium Times reports.
The lawmaker, who raised a point of order during plenary on Thursday, narrated his experience on a recent trip to South Africa. He said the country has already adopted more preventive measures compared to Nigeria.
“When we arrived (at) the airport in South Africa, we were not allowed to exit the aircraft for good 30 minutes. Officers of the medical corps of the South African army came into the aircraft and screened everybody before we were allowed to go out.
“When I arrived yesterday at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, there was no screening. All we were given is a sheet of paper to indicate whether we were sick, whether we have been to one country or the other, how we’ll be contacted in (an) emergency. How do you know whether I fall sick after I left the airport. This is very frightening,” he said.
Mr Boroffice said countries that have adequate medical facilities are working hard to ensure that they “contain the spread of this pandemic Coronavirus and yet I can’t see… from what I saw yesterday, I was afraid.”
He warned that something has to be done to ensure that Nigeria does not get to a situation it will not be able to control. He also urged the Ministry of Health to take adequate action and ensure that people are screened before leaving the airport.
In his remark, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, agreed that every country in the world have chosen to ensure that adequate measures are taken to prevent or curtail the virus