This is Why No International Flight Can Land In Lagos International Airport For Now

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International flights to Lagos divert to Ghana due to poor equipment, leaving passengers stranded

All international flights bound for Lagos, Nigeria, have been diverted to Ghana following poor weather conditions and complications from new equipment installation.

British Airways and Emirate Airlines are among the carriers unable to land at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and were instead rerouted to Ghana. The diversions are roiling travel plans for many of their customers, according to statements emailed to affected passengers and reviewed by CNN.

The diversion was as a result of poor weather in Lagos, which is Nigeria's commercial hub, and inadequate equipment to check visibility, according to the country's Ministry of Aviation.

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.



Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.
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"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.

Passengers stranded at the Kotoka International Airport in the Ghana city of Accra have reacted angrily, saying it would have been easier if flights had been rerouted to Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

Fola Olatunji-David, a technology entrepreneur whose February 11 flight to Lagos was diverted, says British Airways has not made provisions to take them back to Nigeria after initial promises to do so.

"We landed in Accra on Tuesday night and they kept stringing us along. They kept changing the time, saying, '
We will leave at 11 pm, we will leave at 2 pm' but we are still here," he said in reference to British Airways, in an interview with CNN.

Olatunji-David and other passengers have been in Accra for about three days.



OmoNobaUku (m) at 15-02-2020 01:03PM
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Shame of a nation.
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crusita (f) at 15-02-2020 01:56PM
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what a shame country,this is the price nigerian have to pay when their leaders are not held accountable
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crusita (f) at 15-02-2020 01:59PM
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For 1960 the country is rule by idot leaders,kids and family and they love stealing but this land is bless .
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SweetDaddy1 (m) at 15-02-2020 03:29PM
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Nigeria is a Failed State.
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Patode (m) at 15-02-2020 03:37PM
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We need to direct the blame to the minister of aviation. He travelled with a large entourage to receive a flight simulator instead of doing his work in the Country. He keeps touting the construction of terminal buildings. Unfortunately, we will all be insulting the President. Senator Sirika is a monumental failure.
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Sameola1 (m) at 15-02-2020 03:40PM
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Cheer incompetence!
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Osahenogae1 (m) at 15-02-2020 05:33PM
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Quote from: OmoNobaUku on 15-02-2020 05:33PM
Shame of a nation.
Very shameful! mumu buhari era, nothing wey man no go see!
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Osahenogae1 (m) at 15-02-2020 05:37PM
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Quote from: crusita on 15-02-2020 05:37PM
For 1960 the country is rule by idot leaders,kids and family and they love stealing but this land is bless .
Nigeria!!! na last e dey always dey carry 4 the world!
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crusita (f) at 16-02-2020 11:18AM
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Were is mrs stella the former minister for aviation ? this lady also misuse money for the airport.If nigerian stop to put their self first by stealing things can get beter.
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widowsson (m) at 16-02-2020 03:19PM
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Separation is the answer, we can be good neighbors.
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FloxyB (m) at 16-02-2020 04:21PM
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Quote from: widowsson on 16-02-2020 03:19PM
Separation is the answer, we can be good neighbors.

SHUT your dirty mouth up! Omo monkey.
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widowsson (m) at 16-02-2020 06:48PM
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Quote from: FloxyB on 16-02-2020 04:21PM
SHUT your dirty mouth up! Omo monkey.
Why are you scared of separation nitwit? The Zoo is not working, since 60 years are you are still chanting one Nigeria. Are you sure of sleeping with electricity tonight? technically they are telling you that your airport is not even up to the standard of a train station. You are here telling me to shut up with cheap,  data just to score cheap point on social media. I have travelled  across the width and breath of the zoological republic of Nigeria, but failed to see human beings. The only thing I saw were Being, you sound so phony to me, I doubt I will want to banter words or reword you on this platform. Most commonly, you are to vain and superficial to me. I am sorry to remind you of how cantankerous and grandiloquent your response  sound to me, I doubt if will want to handle your level  chauvinism for a failed country.
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widowsson (m) at 16-02-2020 06:54PM
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Why are you scared of separation nitwit? The Zoo is not working, since 60 years ago and you are still chanting one Nigeria. Are you sure of sleeping with electricity tonight? technically they are telling you that your airport is not even up to the standard of a train station. You asked me to shut up with cheap  data,  just to score cheap point on social media. I have travelled  across the width and breath of the zoological republic of Nigeria, but failed to see human beings. The only thing I saw were Being, you sound so phony to me, I doubt if I will want to banter words or reword you on this platform. Most commonly, you are too vain and superficial to me. I am sorry to remind you of how cantankerous and grandiloquent your response  sound to me. Moreover, don't I want to handle your level chauvinism for a failed country. One Nigeria apologetic
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