Revealed! Why Nigeria didn’t ban flight from UK




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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Government has given reason it has not banned flights from the into the country despite the mutated strain of -19.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, speaking a Radio Nigeria programme, “Politics Nationwide’’ on Tuesday in Abuja, said will require the concurrence of neighbouring countries for the ban to be effective.
The minister added although the government was concerned about importing -19 new strain, it does not want to take a hasty decision.
According to him, the Presidential Committee on -19 decided to watch the development for the time being after its meeting Monday.
He said they are working West African Health Organisations and other neighbouring countries, particularly, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana.
“We did not want to take a hasty decision to ban flights from the into Nigeria only to find out people are going through Cotonou, Lome or Accra to come into the country.
“What the Airlines will do is to transfer Nigerian passengers to these routes, and they will enter the country through the land borders
“This will lead into hardship to Nigerians because if you transfer your economy to other countries, you lose a lot of money.
Mohammed, however, if the country gets the concurrence of these other countries, it will not hesitate to do the needful