NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said at no time did it give a directive on behalf of the Federal Government that travellers without proof of vaccination would not be permitted to board both local and international flights from 1st December 2021 .
In a statement refuting a report by some local tabloids and social media, including “The Street Journal” the NCAA through its General Manager Public Relations,Mr. Sam Adurogboye said:
“We want to state categorically that no such directive emanated from the Federal 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.
Meanwhile, the Authority will continue to support all Federal Government initiatives to curb the spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19.
“However, we expect strict adherence to safety protocols in and out of the airports by wearing our face mask, washing our hands periodically, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance and avoiding crowded space, ” the statement read