By Asmau Ahmad
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says there is no directive yet banning travellers without proof of vaccination from traveling both local and international flights
General Manager, Public Relations of the authority, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said in a statement in Lagos, that to claims on the said ban in some local tabloids and social media is not true.
He said the reports stated that the Federal Government through NCAA had given a directive that from December 1, travellers without proof of vaccination would not be permitted to board both local and international flights.
“We want to state categorically that no such directive emanated from the government through NCAA. Therefore, the Authority is calling on the public to discountenance such news as there is no iota of truth in it.
“On the other hand, we want to enjoin purveyor of such unfounded news to cross-check facts before publishing,” he said.
The general manager said the Authority would continue to support all government initiatives to curb the spread of the Delta variant.
“However, we expect strict adherence to safety protocols in and out of the airports by wearing our facemask, washing our hands periodically, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance and avoiding crowded space.