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Nigeria lifts ban on Emirates Airlines

Christian Fernsby |
Federal Government has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating into and out of the country.


James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, in a statement said that the lift of the ban was based on an undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).

Mr Odaudu said the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had said the commencement of the airline’s operations would, however, depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE.

“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.”

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