The Federal Government of Nigeria has changed the resumption date for the commencement of international flights into and out of the country say Captain Musa Nuhu.
The resumption date which was earlier scheduled for August 29, 2020, has now been moved to September 5, 2020.
The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, announced the change of date at Thursday’s briefing by the Presidential Task Force.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had announced on August 17, 2020, that international flights would resume on August 29.
However, Nuhu stated that September 5, 2020, was picked because there were still issues to be sorted out before allowing international carriers to operate into and out of Nigeria.
Nuhu said, “Since the announcement by the honourable minister of aviation a few weeks ago that international flights will resume anytime from the 29th of August, the aviation sector has worked assiduously to be ready for this date.
“The aviation sector including the airports is ready to resume on the 29th. However, we have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on mostly to do with the Covid-19 protocols, tests, and online platforms. We need to get this in place so that we will have a smooth and efficient resumption of international flights without difficulties for all the passengers.