Why NCDC must test Multichoice CEO for COVID-19 now – Reps


The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to test the Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice (operators of DSTV), John Ugbe and test him for COVID-19.

The HoR ad hoc committee investigating non- implementation of the pay- as -you- go tariff plan by satellite broadcasters and DSTV subscription price increase also asked the agency to immediately commence contact- tracing of passengers in the plane with him, his staff and those he may have had contact with at the airport.

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The resolution stemmed from the second letter written by Ugbe to the Committee stating that would be unable to appear before it having come down with an illness after arriving Abuja on Tuesday for the meeting.

The letter signed by Gozie Onumonon, Head: Regulatory Affairs, for the CEO, reads in part: “Because of the abundance of caution needed to be taken in line with the current pandemic, we believe it is necessary that the meeting be deferred until he has regained his health and is cleared by his medical doctor. ”