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COVID-19: Nigerian Government impounds British Aircraft for violation



JFederal Government impounds British aircraft, Flair Aviation, for commercial transit into the Nigerian Airport

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FG has ordered for a British aircraft to be impounded. The Flair Aviation airplane had operated commercial flight into Nigerian Airport which is against the rules regarding the Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.

This information was made known by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday on twitter @hadirisika. The Flair Aviation of the British aircraft has been forewarned about this. The airline company is only given the authority for humanitarian operation only to be caught having passengers aboard.

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The action should be justified as it a measure to curb the spread COVID-19 in Nigeria and this would be a strict measure to serve as an example for subsequent violators, of course. Mr. Hadi emphasized that this is a maximum penalty for such offence.


Reports from Punch News one stated that the country’s airports and airspace has been closed down in March by the President, Major General Muhammadu buhari as one of the numerous measures adopted to curtail the widespread of coronavirus.

Both local and international commercial flight operation had stopped as well. But the FG has permitted the operation of essential flights, especially for the transportation of medical materials and evacuation purposes, amongst other purposes, which are subject to the authorisation of the Federal Ministry of Aviation and agencies.

Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on May 6, announced that the closure of all airports have been extended by four weeks, advice from the experts.

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The British Aircraft and other flight should ensure they abide by the rules so we can collectively fight this pandemic.