Nigerians stranded in Chad after Air France flight disruption

Nigerian passengers on an Air France flight from Paris to Abuja are at present stranded in Chad after an surprising flight disruption.

The plane, which had earlier made a cease in Chad to drop off some passengers, left the Nigerians stranded.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, disclosed this in a put up on his X deal with on Saturday.

Keyamo wrote, “It has come to my attention that some Nigerians on an Air France flight from Paris to Abuja are presently stranded in Chad, from where the flight earlier dropped some passengers.”

The minister stated he has directed the Consumer Protection Department of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to interact with Air France urgently to resolve the difficulty.

“I have immediately directed the Consumer Protection Department of NCAA to swing into action and engage Air France. We shall inform everyone of the outcome soon,” the minister said.

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He additionally urged Air France’s Nigerian department to promptly state the destiny of the stranded Nigerians and the measures being taken to help them.

“I urge @AirFranceNG to immediately issue a statement on the fate of those Nigerians,” he added.

This incident comes barely a month after some Nigerians on an Air France flight have been left stranded for over 14 hours in Paris in April.

The delay brought about frustration amongst passengers, with allegations of disrespect and discrimination levelled in opposition to the airline.

Following the delay, the NCAA introduced that it had initiated an investigation into the incident.



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