Lagos, Abuja Airports Reopen July 8

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be resuming operations on Wednesday, July 8.

This is however domestic operations as the government is til trying t curtail the spread of the coronavirus which has had a significant effect on the economy.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed on his twitter handle on Wednesday night said the date for commencement of international flights would be announced in due course.

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According to the minister, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports are to resume operations on July 11 and other airports would start operations on July 15.

“I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. The date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please,” he wrote.

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA) had said that flight operations will resume when it is safe to do so. Sirika had earlier said their aviation sector was 95 percent ready for operation before the announcement.

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