The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama stated that Canada had denied Nigerian carrier landing rights for a scheduled evacuation of Nigerians in the country.
However, further diplomatic negotiation is ongoing on the matter, he assured.
The Minister revealed this at the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID- 19 in Abuja, Daily Posts said.
In his words;
“It is true the Canadian Government denied landing rights to a Nigerian carrier scheduled for an evacuation duty, on grounds that the airline does not have a licence to undertake commercial flights to Canada,” he said.
He noted that Nigeria’s high commissioner to Canada was arguing that the airline was not a regular commercial flight but an emergency evacuation flight.
“Negotiations are ongoing with the Canadian Government.” he concluded.