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FG affirms ministers, govs’ aides ban as air travel operations resume



THE federal government has restated its position on restrictions imposed on aides of state governors, judges, senior military officers and members of the National Assembly from accessing the VIP zone at the nation’s airports as domestic flights resume tomorrow.

  Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19’s press conference yesterday in Abuja, said the ban on aides of governors, ministers and others from accessing VIP zone in airports and the decision to suspend in-flight food service were parts of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 on flights.

According to the minister, “for this domestic operation, there will be no food. No food will be given to reduce contamination level and we will allow you to come with your mask.

“Like the MD of FAAN had said the other day, we see it as your private thing. So it is that you bring your mask.

He advised that they should not necessarily have to be fancy ones but should only serve the good purpose of protecting the wearer.

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