Nigeria 90% ready to resume flights – FG

Nigeria edges closer to resuming domestic flights, as the Federal Government stated that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is 90 percent ready to restart operations.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this at a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Lagos after the Aero Contractors plane dry test run flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

He said that passengers for domestic and international flights will arrive three and five hours respectively before boarding due to the present reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He reiterated that all protocol guidelines will be observed stressing that the measures are for safety.

He said to ensure persons not permitted to be at the airport will not gained access to the airport, the physical distancing will begin right from the drop off points.

His words, “Nobody not permitted to travel will access the airport, adding that the new airport security operatives, have been trained to handle will ensure compliance with the help of K9.

Sirika said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the directives for such and that it would be implemented to the later.

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