Nigeria’s ministry of aviation has announced that international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020.
Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu made this known during the presidential task force briefing on COVID 19 in Abuja on Thursday.
He said while airlines and airports were ready to operate, other non-aviation logistics prompted the one-week extension.
Nigeria started to restrict international flights in March as part of efforts to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Recall that the government says the first four international flights into the country will be arriving in the federal capital, Abuja, and the commercial capital, Lagos, but the origin of the flights is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, during the briefing on Thursday, said he hopes the reopening of international flights will help to re-open the economy.