The Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee PSC, on COVID-19, Boss Mustafa, has said that UAE is set to remove discriminatory travel protocol against Nigeria.
Boss Mustafa disclosed this in Abuja during a briefing of the PSC.
According to the SGF, the federal government is currently in talks with its UAE counterpart on the possibility of resuming reciprocal international flights.
“For some time now, Nigeria has been discussing with the authorities of the United Arab 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”
“Discussions are however ongoing and we can assure Nigerians that the outcome will be in the interest of the country”, he stated.
While reacting to the second wave of covid-19 in Nigeria, Mustafa said,
“Nigeria will continue to monitor unfolding events in other countries and will deal with them as applicable, saying “Nigeria cannot afford a third wave and thus will do everything to protect our territory”.
The SGF added that in the next couple of weeks, “the PSC will focus on three major things, increase testing especially in the States; increase Oxygen reserve capacity in case there is a third wave and increase Vaccine acquisition drive”.