The federal government says it wants the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stop discriminatory travel protocols against Nigeria.
The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 explained that it had urged the UAE to remove the protocols against Nigerians.
The PSC Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated this in Abuja.
”The federal government is currently in talks with its UAE counterpart on the possibility of resuming reciprocal international flights.
He said, “For some time now, Nigeria has been discussing with the authorities of the UAE, Emirates, on the resumption of flights between the two countries.
”The PSC will urge the United Arab Emirates to remove the country-specific and discriminatory practices against Nigeria.”
Mr Mustapha further explained, “Discussions are, however, ongoing, and we can assure Nigerians that the outcome will be in the interest of the country.”
In March, the federal government had banned Emirates from operating in the country over its continuous refusal to fly passengers without a pre-boarding rapid diagnostic test (RDTs).