“If I were still Aviation Minister, you’d be in jail” – Fani-Kayode slams Yari over assault on airport official

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A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has berated former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari for allegedly assaulting an airport official at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Saturday.

According to a statement by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yari pushed the official who tried to disinfect his luggage in line with COVID-19 protocols released by Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Reacting to the statement in a series of tweets on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode slammed the ex-governor for the alleged action.

Fani-Kayode, who called Yari many unprintable names, said the ex-governor must be called to order before his alleged action gets people hurt.

“The authorities need to cage him before people are hurt, insulted, threatened, maimed, wounded and possibly even killed by him and his boys,” the controversial ex-minister said.

Fani-Kayode added, “If I were still Minister of Aviation and he tried this nonsense with any of those in my Ministry or parastatals I would ban him from the airports and from flying in Nigeria and if he ever assaulted any of my officials or staff I would have him arrested, chained, detained, prosecuted and jailed.”

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“The man is a common thug, a notorious bully, a disgrace to Zamfara state, a disgrace to the north and a disgrace to Nigeria. Not everyone can be intimidated by him and it is about time that the FG and the Nigerian people called him out and put him in his place.”

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