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Nigeria to enforce principle of reciprocity as it resumes int’l flights   

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The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that Nigeria will enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country as it opens its airspace.

By this, only airlines from countries that allow flights from Nigeria would be allowed to fly into and out of the Country.

Sirika made this disclosure at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja recently, saying that the Country’s position is informed by the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria, and that Nigeria’s decision was taken in the interest of its citizens.

The Minister who was represented by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, also disclosed that airlines would be informed on arrangements put in place to ensure that resumption of flights would be hitch-free.

He also stated that for now, only a few flights per day would be permitted as a test run for the protocols put in place to ensure a safe return to international operations. The protocols, according to him, would be made public in due course.

Sirika expressed his appreciation to the airlines, Aviation workers, travelers and all stakeholders for their patience and understanding and urged all hands to be on deck in ensuring a successful and efficient resumption of international flight operations.

It would be recalled that the federal government recently announced that international flights into and outside Nigeria barred on ground of the Coronavirus pandemic would be resumed on the 29th of August

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