The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly stopped foreign airlines from airlifting Nigerians to its destination, Dubai.
Information gathered by IndependentNG on Monday morning, December 13, indicated that Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Air, and other international airlines going to Dubai from their bases refused to board Nigerians whose final destination is the UAE.
The airlines it was gathered insisted that they have been directed not to airlift Nigerian passport holders to Dubai. So far, hundreds of passengers are affected by this directive as Ethiopian Airlines a few minutes ago offloaded their Nigerian passengers to Dubai.
“UAE says no entry for Nigerian passengers from any airline. Ethiopian just offloaded all passengers heading to Dubai. We are voiding Dubai-bound tickets,” a source at Abuja Airport told an IndependentNG correspondent.