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has pleaded with Emirates and other airlines through the ministry of aviation not to scale down
operations in the West African country, saying it was attempting to
deal with a currency crisis and fuel shortages that have hit airlines’

Emirates last week pointed out that it was going to  suspend its four times a week service between Dubai and Abuja from October. 30.
Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika said he had told an Emirates
west African executive that the government was aware of the challenges
affecting airlines and was working hard to resolve them.
He said he has discussed already with Emirates and other airlines to reconsider their decisions due to the impact on Nigeria customers.
It is also heart breaking hat even Kenya
Airways has also announced plans to suspend flights to Abuja next
month. United and Iberia both stopped services to Nigeria earlier this
Emirates and Kenya Airways will continue to serve Nigeria with a
flights to and from the country’s most populous city and commercial
capital, Lagos.
avert a full currency crisis, the central bank has held a two-month
dollar forward auction to clear a backlog of demand from airlines and
other companies.

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