The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to restrict Airlines coming into Nigeria from UK, CANADA and SAUDI ARABIA.
Capt. Hadi Sirika, on Sunday 12th December 2021 announced the decision taken by the federal government to restrict Airlines coming from these countries to Nigeria in order to fight them back for adding Nigeria to their red list with regards to the wide spread of omicron variant.
Sirika added that the Administration of president Mohammadu Buhari will also place the United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia on a red list of Airlines coming to Nigeria.
The minister said that if those countries placed Nigeria on their red list, they lack the moral right to have their airlines fly to Nigeria to perform commercial operations.
He added, “ there is also the case of Saudi Arabia that put Nigeria on the ban list. On Sunday, I participated in a meeting with COVID 19 task force.
” we have given our input that it is not acceptable by us. And we recommended that those Canada, uk, Saudi Arabia and Argentina also be put on the red list.
”As they did to us, if they do not allow our citizens into their countries, who are they coming as Airlines to pick from our country.
“ They are not supposed to come in. I am very sure in the next three days, Monday or Tuesday, all those countries will be put on the red list of covid-19”. The minister said.
Capt Sirika concluded that those countries that put Nigeria on their red list will be added to Nigerians red list, as he apologised to Nigerian citizens that wishes to travel out.