FG Announces Postponement Of Re-opening Of Domestic Flights


Federal government has revealed that date for re-opening of domestic flights is not feasible.

According to The Cable’s report, Capt Musa Nuhu, the director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, said the ministry of aviation will not approve the resumption of domestic flights until it is absolutely sure that it is safe to do so.

In his response to questions during the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, he said despite pressures, the aviation ministry will not risk exposing travelers to coronavirus by opening the industry.

Nuhu said, “If we open the industry when we are not ready, and we are guilty of spreading coronavirus, God forbid we have any incident, I believe the government will come hard on us and it is going to be counterproductive and disastrous for the industry".

He said approval for reopen will be revealed when it has confirmed from the aviation minister that operations can be carried out in a safe and organized manner.

Meanwhile, maintainace and furmigation is on-going at the main airports ahead of reopening by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), to curb the spread of coronavirus.