The Nigeria Immigration Service has warned 100 travellers whose passports were unveiled by the Federal Government earlier for failing to undergo compulsory COVID-19 test, against further violation of the restriction.
Naija News reports that Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha published the details of the affected travellers during the last weekend, noting that their restriction starts from January 1, 2021, and would last till June 30, 2021.
Reacting to the development in a statement delivered to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, NIS strongly warned the 100 banned passengers to comply with the six-month travel restriction order. The paramilitary again noted that persons have been notified and prevented from Passport re-issuance and travelling outside the country.
“In line with the Federal Government’s directives on temporary travel restrictions on 100 passengers due to non-compliance to the mandatory Day-7 post-arrival, COVID-19 PCR Test by all in-bound travellers, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has directed the relevant formations to ensure immediate compliance with the travel restriction order,” Sunday James, the NIS Public Relations Officer stated.
He added that; “The 100 defaulting passengers have been restricted for a period of six (6) months, from January 1st 2021 to June 30th 2021. “All the affected passengers have been notified and will be prevented from Passport re-issuance and travelling outside the country during this period.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service hereby warns all affected passengers to comply to avoid breaching public health protocols and refusal of departure.”
Nigerians would hence experience a hike in the payment of their electricity bill starting from this month, as the Federal Government has again increased the electricity tariff, Naija News understands.