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Keyamo reacts as Air France abandons Abuja-bound Nigerian passengers in Chad

The minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has expressed dismay over the condition of some Nigerians abandoned in Chad by Air France.

The Nigerian passengers, Politics Nigeria understands, had boarded an Air France flight from Paris to Abuja.

In a video seen by our reporter on X, the passengers were currently stranded in Chad after an unexpected flight disruption.

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

Reacting to the development via a tweet, Keyamo said: “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 said he has directed the Consumer Protection Department of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to engage with Air France urgently to resolve the issue.

“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 stated.

He also urged Air France’s Nigerian branch to promptly state the fate of the stranded Nigerians and the measures being taken to assist them.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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