COVID-19: Jubilations as Aviation Minister announces the resumption of Int. Flights in Nigeria
Nigerians are in joyous mood as the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announces the resumption of international flights in Nigeria today.
The Minister of Aviation made the announcement on the resumption of international flights on his social media handles today.
“Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience” says Hadi Sirika.
The international flight will start first with the two busiest airports in Nigeria, The Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, and the Abuja airport.
Local flights have returned in the country weeks ago and the resumption of international flights is a welcome development as the country adapt to live the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air travels were suspected all over Nigeria months ago at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
The suspension of flights has negatively affected the aviation sector in Nigeria with many airlines sacking their staff while others are forced to take as high as 80% wage cut.
Normal activities are now back in Nigeria as the Federal Government has relaxed the national lockdown. The citizens are urged to continue to observe the social distance and other guidelines put in place to curb the spread of the virus further in the country.