CAIRO: An investigation into the alleged abuse of a Nigerian passenger on an EgyptAir flight was ordered by Minister of Aviation Hossam Kamal, and will penalize the offending party immediately, the ministry said in a Saturday statement.
“The Ministry of Aviation does not allow any violations of the rights of EgyptAir clients, especially clients from our African brother nations. The ministry is keen on expanding its airlines network to consolidate [Egypt’s] political, commercial and social relations with the peoples of the continent,” the statement said.
Nigeria summoned Egyptian Ambassador Ashraf Salama to demand an apology from the Egyptian government, Nigerian news website Premium Times reported Sept. 18.
Medical student Joshua Abdulazeez, 17, was heading from Nigeria to Ukraine when he was reportedly sold a wrong ticket by EgyptAir, and became stranded for three days in Istanbul. When Abdulazeez complained to EgyptAir officials there, they tore up his passport, according to Nigerian news outlets.