FG bans emirates airlines from operating in Nigeria
The federal government has said that the Emirates Airlines will from Monday 21st September, cease operations in Nigeria.
This is in line with the principle of reciprocity that the government had put in place to protect its sovereignty.
Obinwannem News had earlier reported a list of thirteen (13) airlines that were approved by the federal government to fly into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines was among the approved airlines as at September 3, 2020, when the list was reeled out by the aviation minister.
According to Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, who revealed the development via his twitter handle, the decision was reached after a meeting the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had with European Union Ambassadors who sought to review their status.
Sirika’s tweet read: “The PTF subcommittee met today,(Friday night) with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well.
“Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday the 21st Sept. 2020″.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News