Coronavirus: President Buhari’s Gov’t reveals when airports will reopen


The Federal Government has revealed that major Nigerian airports will reopen in a few days time following its closure due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

The airports have been shut since March 13 in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking at a virtual event organized by the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) yesterday, the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, said the flights will begin at selected airports.

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He said: “We may resume domestic operations with four or five airports and we hope to expand as we get better. We don’t want to rush everything at the same time and get it choked up.

“Every money is important and we cannot achieve the two-meter physical distance. We are hopeful in the next few days we can resolve those issues and allow the airlines to commence operations.”

The airports are the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos state; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja (FCT); Aminu Kano Airport in Kano state and the Port Harcourt Airport in Rivers State.


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