The Federal Government, in a letter signed by the House of Representatives speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday, directed some lawmakers to subject themselves to screening at the airports.
The development was as a result of their refusal to go through screening while returning from overseas trips.
“It has been brought to the Honourable Minister of Health, recently reported to this office that some members of the House of Representatives are refusing to subject themselves to medical screening at airports,” the letter read.
“As you are aware, these airport screenings are our primary line of defense and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation.
“Accordingly, you are kindly requested to direct all members of the House of Representatives who returned to Nigeria from foreign trips to report themselves to the nearest NCDC test centre with immediate effect.
“Health is very important. If yours is not important to you, that of others is important to them and any negligent act by being careless might affect a whole lot of Nigerians.”