BREAKING: Nigeria grants approval for Emirates Airlines to resume flights into Nigeria
Based on the undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) the Nigerian government has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating into and out of the country.
According to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the commencement of the airline’s operations would however depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE to Nigerians.
“UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation.”
The Minister appreciated the understanding of everyone who has been negatively affected by the recent policy decisions which forbade some airlines from operating into the country when Nigeria reopened its airspace to international flights.
The decisions, according to Sirika “were taken to protect the interests of the nation and its citizens who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, same Nigeria treats other nationals.”
It will be recalled that Emirates Airlines was initially given the approval to operate into the country and approval which was withdrawn following the inability of Nigerians to obtain/use valid tourist visas to enter the UAE.
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