Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, of alleged refusal by some members of the house to undergo coronavirus screening at airports in the country.
In a letter dated March 21, Mr Kyari said his attention was drawn to the matter by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.
“As you are aware, these airport screenings are our primary line of defence and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation,” he wrote.
The letter which leaked on Monday on social media did not name the federal lawmakers who refused being screened on returning from a foreign trip.
Kyari requested Mr Gbajabiamila to direct the lawmakers to “report themselves to the nearest NCDC test centre with immediate effect.”
As of press time, there are 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.