The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has addressed a confusion surrounding the recent ban on “Ghana must go” bags, asserting that the directive originated from Ethiopian Airlines and not the Federal Government.
FAAN in a statement posted on its X page on Friday refuted claims circulating about a purported ban on the iconic bags within Nigeria’s airports.
The regulatory body clarified that the source of the ban was a circular issued by Ethiopian Airlines to its customers.
“The Ban is from Ethiopian Airlines, not FAAN or the Federal Government of Nigeria,” stated FAAN in its social media post.
The clarification comes in the wake of widespread reports on the ban, with many attributing the decision to Nigerian aviation authorities. However, FAAN sought to dispel these misconceptions by setting the record straight regarding the true source of the directive.
The circular from Ethiopian Airlines, cited by FAAN, explicitly outlines the restrictions on the use of “Ghana must go” bags during their flights.
The airline informed its customers that bringing these irregularly shaped packages is strictly prohibited unless they are appropriately packed in a carton or hardcover rectangular container.
“We would like to inform you of a restriction regarding using irregularly shaped packages on Ethiopian Airlines Flights. It is strictly prohibited to bring ‘Ghana must go’ bags unless they are adequately packed in a carton or hardcover rectangular container,” the airline’s circular stated.