Coronavirus: Restrict Flights From Countries With Prevalent Cases, Atiku Tells FG

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government of Nigeria to suspend flights to and from countries with prevalent cases of coronavirus as the world struggles to contain the deadly disease.

Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Friday, Atiku, however, stated that Nigerian citizens should be the only ones allowed back into the country no matter their status.

He Wrote:

Two weeks ago, when #Nigeria recorded its index case of the #coronavirus, I had cause to urge the Federal Government to restrict flights from nations with a high prevalence of the Coronavirus plague. This is in line with global best practices.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 12, 2020

Our borders should, however, be open to Nigerian citizens, regardless of their status.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 12, 2020

We must, therefore, err on the side of caution. We cannot afford to broaden the possibility of future infections.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 12, 2020

The ravages of this scourge, which has officially been classified as a global pandemic, must not be allowed to test our already fragile economy.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 12, 2020

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