The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday condemned the conduct of a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.

The former governor was alleged to have violated protocols put in place to arrest the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

He was also said to have physically assaulted an officer of the agency when asked to adhere to basic protocols on disinfection of luggage.

The incident was said to have taken place at the Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, FAAN condemned the alleged act of violations of protocols, describing it as “unacceptable” and “irresponsible”.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 1.The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the former Governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari who blatantly violated the Public Health procedures (#COVID19)on travels… .

– Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (@FAAN_Official) July 15, 2020

“The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby strongly condemns the conduct of the former Governor of Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari who blatantly violated the Public Health procedures (#COVID19)on travels at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday 11th July 2020,” the agency said.

“He refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #COVID19 by forcefully pushing away an officer of the Environment department when he insisted that his luggage must be disinfected.