The Lagos Airport Hotel management has debunked the claim by Lafarge Plc that the Italian who brought Coronavirus to Nigeria first slept at the hotel before coming to the company in Ogun State.
The Lagos Airport Hotel management described the report as false.
Days before, Lafarge’s Industrial Director, Segun Soyoye had said in a report that the Italian came for a business visit.
“He was in Lagos on Monday and slept at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja. Our driver took him there, and when we observed abnormal temperatures and symptoms, we quickly instituted an Emergency Response Team which is led by the Company’s CEO; we have to find a way of analyzing and identifying not only the Italian but also the other contacts,” he said.
According to reports, the Managing Director, Lagos Airport Hotel Limited, Ikeja, Kayode Bakare, on Monday said that it was shocking to read such a report online, saying that it was not true.
“The management of Lagos Airport Hotel Limited, Ikeja, wishes to state categorically that at no time did the Italian who was in Nigeria on a business meeting to Lafarge Plc lodged at Lagos Airport Hotel Limited, Ikeja.
“The hotel’s manifest for Monday, 24th, February 2020, when the Italian arrived Nigeria and indeed for the entire week is there for anyone to crosscheck,” he said.