The federal government has barred international flights coming into Murtala Muhammed Global Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe Global Airport, Abuja.
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) disclosed this in a press unlock signed by Musa Nuhu, NCAA director identical outdated, on Saturday.
“Additional to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we like to command you that effective Monday 23 March at 2300Z to 23 April at 2300z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe Global Airport Abuja (DNAA) can be closed to international flights,” the assertion learn.
“That is as well to to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano Global Airport, Kano (DNKN); Akanu Ibiam Global Airport, Enugu (DNEN); and Port Harcourt Global Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday, 21 March at 2300Z.
“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights excluding for emergency and needed flights.”
NCAA added that home flights would continue operations at all airports across the nation.
On Friday Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, had stated the 2 main airports within the nation – Murtala Muhammed Global Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe Global Airport, Abuja – can be shut “before later”.
“Well I deem in a different way, here’s my individual perspective. At some facets, these airports must be closed. That is my opinion. However like I stated, there is Presidential Job Drive on COVID-19 of which I am a member,” he had stated.
The federal government had within the initiate placed a ban on flights from 15 countries, in conjunction with UK, US, China and Italy.