The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has expressed worry that presentation of fake Coronavirus test results by Nigerians travelling abroad has been tarnishing the country’s image.
The PTF Chairman, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, expressed the worry at a briefing by the task force in Abuja.
He said: “It has become embarrassing to note that some Nigerians continue to present fake results when travelling outside the shores of this country.
”This remains a major source of concern to the Federal Government.”
In order to check the fraud, Mustapha added that the PTF has directed private laboratories to validate results and ensure that all passengers are registered on the travel portal before samples are processed.