The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika is laughing at some foreign airlines who have refused to fly through the Kaduna International Airport.

Sirika, who is taunting them hopes the foreign airlines would change their minds. He believes they are regretting it and counting their losses.

Some foreign airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France have said they would not fly from Kaduna because it was not secure enough.

The only foreign carrier to fly into the Kaduna airport is Ethiopian Airline.

Also, a domestic flight operated by Azman Air also flew in from Lagos.

But Sirika who welcomed local and international passengers to the airport, said the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport had shown that some of the airlines refusing to fly into Kaduna are not true friends of Nigeria.

He said, “They will come. For sure, whoever is not in Kaduna at the moment, I’m sure you cannot count his losses. So, I believe that British Airways, Lufthansa Air France etc. are probably regretting now, and I pray that they will respond and start landing in Kaduna.

“This is because Nigeria is identifying its friends in times of need.”