African Ministers of Aviation kick against imposition of Vaccine Passport for air travels

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By Lawani Mikairu

African Ministers of Aviation have described the proposal to impose vaccine passports for air travelers as unacceptable as it is tantamount to discrimination against certain groups of population, especially on the African Continent which still has considerable number of its citizens who are yet to receive the vaccines.

The African Ministers delegation’s position was made known Wednesday  in a presentation to the ongoing International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) High Level  virtual Conference on Covid-19 by Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.

Sirika described the proposal as going ” against the intent of the Chicago Convention on the need to preserve friendship and understanding, reduce threat to general security and establish international air transport based on equal opportunity, operated soundly and economically.”