FIRS official tests positive for the novel COVID-19 as numbers continue to rise

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An official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS, Salihu Umar, says he has tested positive for the novel COVID-19.

Umar said this in a tweet on Monday, barely two days after the FIRS authorities denied reports that its employee had tested positive for the virus.

Umar called on the Federal Government to shut down Lagos and Abuja Airports immediately in order to contain the spread.

The accountant, who has a BSc and MBA in Agricultural Economics and Business Management, said he was exposed to the virus on an aircraft. Meanwhile, sources at the FIRS say the biometric verification of staff which includes fingerprinting had been suspended at all their offices in order to ease the spread of the virus.