JUST IN: Nigeria puts off resumption of international flights, picks new date

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau

The much-awaited resumption of international flights in and out of Nigeria earlier slated for Saturday, August 29 has been postponed by the Nigerian Government following the recommendation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

A new date of September 5 has however been announced by an official of NCAA who represented the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika who was absent at Thursday’s media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Aviation official, the postponement became necessary in order to put certain things in place for a smooth resumption of international flights in Nigeria.

He however assured that stakeholders in the aviation industry are working round the clock with relevant agencies to ensure that the new date of September 5
is sacrosanct.

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