Keyamo Joins President Tinubu in UAE to Resolve Emirates Flight Suspension, Visa Ban on Nigerians

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo SAN, is set to depart Nigeria tonight to the United Arab Emirates, where he is expected to join President Bola Tinubu and other government functionaries in a bid to resolve the Emirates Airline flight suspension to Nigeria, visa ban on Nigerians and other diplomatic issues.

Following diplomatic row between Nigeria and the UAE, the Emirates’ airlines suspended its flight operations into the country and placed a visa ban on Nigerians.

In 2009, the UAE established its embassy in Nigeria.

In December 2020, a memorandum of understanding was executed between Nigeria and the UAE to provide a platform for both countries to engage bilaterally.

Recall that in February 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria stopped the UAE national carrier, Emirates Airline from subjecting Nigerian travellers to additional rapid antigen test.