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Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday directed airlines operating in the country, particularly foreign carriers, to immediately stop the sale of air tickets in the United States dollars and other foreign currencies.

According to the regulatory agency, the affected airlines have been given notes of warning and their action declared a flagrant contravention of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s prerequisites guiding the cost of products and services in the country.

It was gathered that some foreign carriers started demanding for payment for flight tickets only in dollars since April this year in a bid to repatriate funds to their home countries due to scarcity of foreign exchange in Nigeria.

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