Fare disparity: FG stays ban on foreign airlines

LAGOS — The federal Government has stayed action on ban of foreign airlines over fare disparity to allow the Senate conclude its investigation on the matter. It, however, said the halt of the ban was temporary, as it would still be effected after the Senate had concluded its probe on the issue.

Government had planned to ban the airlines at midnight yesterday should they fail to adjust their fares to tally with those charged in other countries in West Africa, especially Ghana.

But a statement in Abuja, yesterday, by Special Adviser, Media, to the Minister of Aviation, Mr. Joe Obi, on behalf of his boss, Princess Stella Oduah, said going ahead with the ban without allowing the Senate to conclude its investigation would amount to disrespecting the upper chamber of the National Assembly.



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