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BREAKING: Airports will be closed for another four weeks-Boss Mustapha Secretary to the Government

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By Johnson Dike

The secretary to the Government Boss Mustapha disclosed at the presidential task force briefing on Wednesday that the local and international airport will be closed for another four weeks due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

“Tomorrow marks the last day for the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights. We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks.” he said

This extension is in correlation to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria from March 23.

“we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23rd March at 23002 to 23rd April at 2300Z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to all International flights. Emergency and essential flights are exempted from this restriction. 

This is in addition to the closure of Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) and Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO)”

The action of the government to close all Airports is part of an intensive measure to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.


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