FG bans Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria



Notable international airline, Emirates has been included in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria.

The government also met with European Union (EU) Ambassadors to discuss the ban placed on Lufthansa, Air France/KLM.

The ban according to the government is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed this via his Twitter handle on Friday.

According to Sirika, the decision was taken following a meeting between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and European Unions (EU).

The ban would take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.

“The PTF sub-committee met today 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 September 2020,” Sirika tweeted.

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