A British Aircraft which allegedly defied a ban aimed at curbing COVID-19 has been impounded by Authorities in Nigeria, according to the BBC.
Nigeria’s Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika explained that the aircraft which is being operated by Flairjet was permitted to fly humanitarian aid, but ended up contravening a ban on passenger flights.
BestNewsGH.com reports the Nigerian Aviation Minister as describing Flairjet’s action as callous, adding that the crew was being questioned, with a maximum penalty likely to follow.
Flairjet is yet to respond or comment on the matter.
Nigeria’s ban on passenger flights – except for returning nationals – is due to run until 4 June.