Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has denied allegations of assaulting an airport official at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Saturday.
Recall that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in a Wednesday statement accused the ex-governor of assaulting the unnamed official that attempted to disinfect his luggage in line with established COVID-19 protocols.
“He refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 by forcefully pushing away an officer of the Environment Department when he insisted that his luggage must be disinfected.
“The former Governor said the officer should have known he is a VIP,” the statement read in part.
But in a statement through his media consultant, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, Yari demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from FAAN for the falsehood peddled against him.
The ex-governor said that although he used the airport on the said date, no such incident occurred.