Nigerian Gov’t To Resume International Flights September 5

Nigerian Gov’t To Resume International Flights September 5

Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ibikunle Daramola, Chike Oti international flight
Murtala Muhammed Airport

Nigerian government has set September 5, 2020 as the day international flights will resume after being shut down for 5 months due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu,at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

According to Nuhu, while airlines and airports were ready to operate, other non-aviation logistics were not and this has necessitated the one-week extension.

He said: “We have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on, mostly the COVID-19 protocol tests and online platform. We need to get this ready.”

He stressed that the September 5 as a “sacrosanct date”, noting that “the initial announcement was anytime from the 29th.”

“In due course, we will be announcing the protocols for the resumptions and we will be giving further details. Hopefully early next week, we will release this.”he said


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