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It’s discriminatory, unjust – Lai Mohammed fumes over UK’s red-listing of Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reacted angrily to the red-listing of Nigeria by the UK government over the two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 found in the country.

Addressing newsmen in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Mr Mohammed described the decision as unjust and discriminatory, while calling on the UK government to rescind their decision immediately.

His comments are the latest reactions to the red listing which has continued to stir furore in Nigeria and across the world.

Earlier, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, expressed disappointment over the United Kingdom government’s placement of Nigeria on its red list following the detection of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

He insisted that the move was ill-advised, and would have multiple impacts on commerce and other activities during the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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