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NCAA refutes ban on travellers without proof of vaccination claim

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has refuted a report by some local tabloids and social media alleging that the federal government, through the NCAA, has given a directive that from December 1, 2021, travellers without proof of vaccination would not be permitted to board local and international flights.

In an official statement issued Thursday, signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, the agency stated that no such directive emanated from the federal government.

The NCAA called 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.

“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 sanitiser, maintaining social distance and avoiding crowded space,” the NCAA statement said.

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