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Nigeria impounds a UK plane flaunting COVID-19 restrictions

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The Nigerian government through the Ministry of Aviation has impounded a British aircraft in the country.

According to information shared by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika the plane known as Flair was given approvals to conduct humanitarian operations.

Unfortunately they were caught conducting commercial flights contrary to flight restriction imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Flair air crew members are currently being interrogated as the Minister threatens to impose the maximum penalty on them.

“Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights.

This is callous! The craft is impounded, crew being interrogated. There shall be a maximum penalty. Wrong time to try our resolve!”

Flights in Nigeria have been banned for a period of two weeks except those ferrying essential supplies and evacuating people from other countries.

They joins other countries who have closed their airspaces until the pandemic is contained.

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