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FG to lift suspension on Emirates Airline

The Federal Government are making plans to lift suspension of operations on Emirates Airlines over its  insistence on conducting rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) at airports in Nigeria. 

According to a statement by Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), discussion is ongoing between the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and the United Arab Emirates(UAE). 

He said the outcome of the discussion and possibly lifting of the ban will be announced in two days time. 

“As regards the issue of Emirates Airline’s resumption of flight to Nigeria, the presidential steering committee deliberated extensively on this matter and the gap has been significantly closed between the position of Nigeria and the UAE,

“They’ve actually met some of our requirements and we are just waiting for one confirmation and very shortly, an announcement will be made on the outcome.

“Hopefully within the next 24 to 48 hours, we will make an announcement on that.”he said.

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