The minister said the airport would expose the state’s agricultural potential to the international market.
Nigeria’s exclusion from Emirates flights resumption has raised concerns…
Emirates Airlines have resumed flight operations to Nigeria following the settlement of dispute with the federal government.
Air Nigeria will be run by a company in which the Nigerian government holds a five per cent stake, aviation minister Hadi Sirika announced.
Mr Sirika…said ‘’imposition of vaccine passports is specifically against the African continent.’’
Mr Sirika said the sector was in a recovery mode, therefore, not the time for threats of industrial actions.
“This your latest anticipated assistance will help to complete the airport and…to the credit of Mr President’s administration,” Mr Umahi added.
The FG accuses the UAE of setting a separate protocol for Nigeria different from other West African countries.
Mr Sirika urged passengers to start demanding their rights whenever they are being trampled upon by airlines and not to be unruly at airports.
Amidst the Nigeria-UAE diplomatic spat, the federal government has insisted that Nigerians have the right to travel directly to Dubai without flying Emirates.