The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has denied reports insinuating some staff have tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ ALSO: Coronavirus: FG Announces Restriction Into 13 High-Risk Countries
The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami, in a statement made available in Abuja said the report is false and fake and should be ignored.
“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.
The statement further said that both husband and wife have not visited any FIRS offices or events since the wife returned 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.
Before now, all FIRS offices have taken necessary precautions to protect both Staff and our esteemed taxpayers from Covid-19 through such safety measures as social distancing, temperature testing, disabling of the biometric sign in, and provision of hand sanitizers for staff and visitors to our offices nationwide as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health”.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to discountenance the claim that an FIRS official has tested positive to Covid-19.
In the meantime, the news is coming in the wake of travelling restriction to some countries that have been label as high-risk due to the high level of Coronavirus cases in such countries.
The affected countries include China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States of America, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden.