Government To Ban Some Countries From Nigeria
Nigeria government has said it would not permit entry for citizens of some countries when it eventually lifts the ban on commercial international flights in order to ensure safety at Nigerian airports and the nation at large.
The Minister of Aviation , Hadi Sirika , disclosed this in Abuja while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 .
Sirika said that everyone is aware that so many countries had placed ban on flights from Nigeria and as such Nigeria will place ban on other countries that cannot come in here because everyone is trying to keep safe.
He added that this and many other reasons is what has been stopping the government from lifting ban for international flights. He said Nigeria will have to be cautious, study some more and liaise with all the stakeholders and decide when to open the air for international flights.
The minister said operators in the sector had wanted to fully open the airspace to local and international flights but safety must be given priority when making such decisions .
The Aviation Minister also stated that domestic flights at airports were being staggered in order not to allow crowding at the airports.