International airlines operating in Nigeria and their passengers have been thrown into confusion following the decision of the federal government to cancel all flights billed for the 5th and 6th of September without notice.
There are no arrangements to cater for passengers who had already booked their flight to or out of Nigeria.
The mounting uncertainties heightened this evening after the presidential task force on COVID-19 announced that British Airways would be allowed to fly on Saturday, 5th September even after the airline had been asked to cancel its schedules to and out of the country.
An airline official who spoke to RootsTV Nigeria on the condition of anonymity expressed grave concerns that the government-engineered confusion is affecting its scheduling and costing airline operators huge sums of money, saying that “such can only happen in Nigeria.”
Recall that international airlines were only allowed to resume operations in the last week of August following nearly six months of inactivity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw to the closure of businesses and several months of lockdown.