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The federal government said it will penalise foreign airlines selling tickets to Nigerians in dollars. This is following findings by the government indicating some airline companies charging their fares in dollars. The government said this is a contravention of the country’s laws.

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

According to Sirika, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had been instructed to swing into action by protecting the interest of Nigerians against malpractices, warning that no violator, no matter how highly placed, would be spared if caught in violation.