COVID-19: Nigeria seize British plane for ‘flouting ban’

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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. 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.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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