Presidential Steering Committee Announces Possible Resumption Of Flights With UAE

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Nigeria may resume flights to the United Arab Emirates soon after succumbing to the COVID-19 conditions of the UAE.

This was revealed by the national incident manager of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, at its national briefing.

The director-general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Musa Nuhu, had said Emirates airline will resume its flight operations in and out of Nigeria.

Nuhu while speaking during a briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, said there are ongoing discussions with the airline and the outcome would be disclosed soon.

Nigerian government had in March, banned the airline from operating in the country over its continuous refusal to fly passengers without a pre-boarding rapid diagnostic test (RTD’s).

As regards the issue of emirates airline resumption of flight to Nigeria, Mohammad said that deliberated discussion on the matter and the gap had been significantly closed between the position of Nigeria and the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

They have met some of our requirements and we are just waiting for one confirmation, he explained.

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