FG discussing with UAE on flight operations resumption, discriminatory travel protocols

The Federal Government has said that it is currently discussing with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities on the resumption of flight operations between the two countries.

This is as the Nigerian government has urged their UAE counterpart to remove the discriminatory travel protocols against Nigerians. This call was made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, in Abuja.

Mustapha, who also doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee, (PSC), on Covid-19, said that the outcome of the talks will be in the interest of Nigeria.

He said, ”The federal government is currently in talks with its UAE counterpart on the possibility of resuming reciprocal international flights. For some time now, Nigeria has been discussing with the authorities of the UAE, Emirates on the resumption of flights between the two countries.

”The PSC will urge the United Arab Emirates to remove the country-specific and discriminatory practices against Nigeria. Discussions are however ongoing and we can assure Nigerians that the outcome will be in the interest of the country.’