The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, claimed several airlines rejected naira and instead charged ticket prices in dollars. Thereby violating extant local laws.
Therefore, the Nigeria FG said it will penalize foreign airlines selling tickets to Nigerians in dollars.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given instructions to take immediate action by defending Nigerians’ interests against malpractices; and issuing a warning that no violator, regardless of position, would escape punishment if found in breach.
The aviation minister revealed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority would sanction airlines found guilty of such acts as it undermines the country’s laws.