Sen Ifeanyi Ubah — Nigerians Are Now Exporting Face Masks To China Illegally

The senator Ubah stressed that the non screening of chartered flight at the airport might be deadly in view of threat posed by corinavirus , and also accused Nigerian airport officials of aiding the smuggling of surgical face masks, which he said is in high demand in Asia.

Nigeria is on the brink of an imminent outbreak, given our massive population and frequency of travel; and with the looming shortage of protective surgical face masks, we might be on our way to creating a devastating global situation.

Over 100 million face masks has been exported illegally since the coronavirus outbreak, the senator representing Anambra south, claimed that the illegal export of the face masks has cause an increase in the market price of the commodity and makes it slightly scarce. It was been exported illegally through the MuritalaMuhammed International airport in Lagos and PortHarcourt international airport to Asia

He explained further that investigation the past 3 weeks, face masks have become the most sought after commodity in Nigeria with over 100 million face masks being exported to Asia.


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