No FIRS staff tested positive to Covid-19

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has debunked reports that a member of its staff has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19.
Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director,
Communications and Liaison Department at the FIRS, in a statement dated March 21, 2020 described such report as Fake News.
 The statement reads in part, “The Service hereby states unequivocally that no member of staff at the FIRS has tested positive to COVID-19 as being peddled on Social Media.”
“The Service can confirm that a member of staff who went to pick his wife from the airport following her return from a trip abroad is currently and voluntarily observing the Federal Government advisory of self-isolation alongside his spouse at the couple’s home since Monday.”
“Both husband and wife have not visited any FIRS offices or events since the wife retuned to Nigeria last Sunday.”
“More importantly, both husband and wife have only been in self-isolation for five days and have NOT tested positive to Covid-19.”
It adds that before now, all FIRS offices have taken necessary precautions to protect both Staff and customers  from Covid-19 through safety measures such as social distancing, temperature testing, disabling of the biometric sign in, and provision of hand sanitizers for staff and visitors.
The FIRS, therefore, urges members of the public to ignore any report claiming otherwise.



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