International Flights: ​Enugu, Kano, Port Harcourt airports to open in phases

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The resumption of international flights at ​Enugu, Kano, Port Harcourt airports has been announced by The Federal Government to commence from April 5 and May 3.

The Minister of Civil Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this at a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

According to Sirika, the Kano and Port Harcourt airports would be open for international flights on April 5 while international flights would resume at the Enugu airport on May 3.

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He said: “We shut down the airports with great care and when we shut down the airports, we had to keep them running otherwise the facilities in there will get dilapidated for lack of usage. So, it is in our interest to keep them open but unfortunately, we couldn’t because of our collective health and goods of the country and those that do business with Nigeria.

“Now that we have most of the things in place due to the work by the PTF, we will be opening Enugu airport on May 3, 2021. We will be opening Kano on April 5 and Port Harcourt on April 15 for international flights.”

The Nigerian government had closed the airports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to curb its spread among Nigerians.

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