Keyamo shares photo with ‘tallest man in UAE’

Festus Keyamo

Minister of aviation and aerospace development Festus Keyamo has shared a photo of himself with a man he referred to as the tallest man in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mr Keyamo, who is part of President Bola Tinubu’s entourage, shared the photo on Instagram on Tuesday.

Although he did not disclose the man’s name, the minister said the man stands at seven feet and five inches tall.

“After my official engagements today and after seeing off Mr. President to the airport, I met the tallest man in the UAE and the third tallest in the World by Guinness Book of Records. He stands at 226 centimetres (seven feet and five inches) tall. He is a doorman at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and he is 59. Just to compare, I stand at 6 feet 2 inches,” he wrote.


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On Monday, Tinubu reached a deal with the President of the UAE, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, resulting in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers.

Tinubu’s spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said in a statement that by the agreement both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria, without any further delay.