The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, says, the sale of international travel ticket remains in naira and not dollars.
President of NANTA, Mrs. Susan Akporiaye said, no country airline can impose its currency for the sale of its tickets on Nigerian travelers.
She stated this based on recent reports that, travel agents effective April 19th, 2022 will commence ticket sales in dollars due to forex issues.
According to the NANTA President, no foreign airlines gave such directive as they were aware that no law in the world supports such.
“Airlines in Nigeria did not tell the travel agency community that they will start issuing in dollars because of the forex issue of repatriating their funds and the airline community did not write us saying from 19 they will start issuing in dollar, they know better that the law of Nigeria does not support that so no airline would do that”.
Mrs. Akporiaye admitted that, foreign airlines operating into Nigeria were having difficulty in repatriating their funds back home due to forex issues and appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to come to their aid as this was also having a negative effects on their business.
“Their funds are stock, the system has slowed down a bit they have a lot of money stock in the system, that is not too good for us because it is reducing our sales, reducing the opportunity to service our clients properly”.
She appealed to stakeholders and the public to remain calm as the Federal Government would never allow any foreign airlines or agents to take Nigerian Travelers for granted.