Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has taken the fight against Coronavirus on
himself as he visit the Muritala Mohammed International Airport.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited the airport to access the techniques used by officials to screen
According to Sanwo-Olu via a post on his official Instagram Page noted how hard the
Federal Government is trying to prevent the deadly virus from causing more damage to the
He added that the government will not hesitate to provide resources that will enhance the
well being of citizens of the country.
Earlier today news broke of a third case of coronavirus in Nigeria which has tested
positive, the federal government has called all passenger on the British
airplane that landed on the 13th of march to call emergency numbers and isolate
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This Afternoon, we paid an unscheduled visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the techniques being deployed to screen inbound passengers by the combined team of airport officials and health workers. The MMIA is the biggest international border in the country, going by the number of passengers that travel through the airport on a daily basis. To this end, it is imperative that we heighten our level of preparedness and appropriately scrutinize the passengers coming into the country through our borders. To accommodate international travels during this period of the global COVID-19 threat, the Federal Government has initiated advanced vetting for air passengers to detect and isolate individuals with infectious diseases. Despite the number of COVID-19 cases recorded and contained in Nigeria, we remain committed to combating the ravaging virus. The Lagos State Government will not hesitate to provide resources to enhance the level of preparedness towards curbing the spread of the virus in the country. All passengers regardless of their status or age must be subjected to a thorough screening process, as there will be no VIP passage for anyone at the airport.