Abuja, Lagos, Other Airports To Reopen Soon

After weeks of being shot, major Nigerian airports in Abuja Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt  would be reopened in few days.

This development was revealed by the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu during a virtual event organised by the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, ART.

These major airports are the Murtala Mohanned Airport, Ikea, Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, Aminu Kano Airport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State.

You would recall that these airports among others in the country were closed for one month by the Federal Government on March 13 which was later extended by another two weeks.

The extension of the closure of these airports was later elongated by another four weeks and will not lapse by June 7.

Still in the bid to curtail the importation of coronavirus into the country, the Federal Government also placed a travel ban on 13 countries like China United States of America and Italy. 

According to Nuhu, the decision to reopen the major airports in the country was reached after the representatives of airlines and ground handling companies worked on a proposal tabled before the Minister of Aviation for approval.

He also added that the social distancing order would be followed when airlifting begins by leaving the middles seats in the aircraft vacant. 

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