Nigeria, the Director-General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority
(NCAA), Musa Nuhu, said on Monday
Nuhu, while speaking at the national briefing briefing of the
Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 in Abuja, said that
there were ongoing discussions with the airline and the outcome would be
disclosed within the next 48 hours.
The Nigerian government had in March 2021 banned the airline from
operating in the country over its continuous refusal to fly passengers
without a pre-boarding rapid diagnostic test (RDTs).
“As regards the issue of Emirates Airline’s resumption of flight to
Nigeria, the PSC deliberated extensively on this matter and the gap has
been significantly closed between the position of Nigeria and the United
Arab Emirates (UAE),” he said.
Nuhu also said that the Port Harcourt and Enugu International Airports
would soon resume international flights.
“Three airports, the Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu were declared by
the PTF to resume international flights.
“Kano has resumed. Port Harcourt is almost there, just a few things to
go and in the next couple of days; we expect Port Harcourt to be
released for resumption of international flights.
“Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, Akanu Ibiam International Airport,
Enugu, will join the list, making a total of five international airports
that will resume international flights.” he said. (NAN)