News Investigators/ The planned resumption of international flights into Nigeria has been shifted by one week from Aug. 29 to Sept 5.
This was revealed by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, (PTF) on Thursday in Abuja.
Speaking on the reason for the change, representative of the minister, Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, explained that although the aviation sector was ready, the COVID-19 protocols needed to be perfected resulting in the extension.
Sirika said forms for COVID-19 test and all other preparations to forestall the spread of the virus had to be put in place before the resumption.
Speaking on the principle of reciprocity, the minister said before the commencement date, a clear explanations would be made.
It would be noted that the aviation ministry had stated that about 1,280 passengers will be allowed in on a daily basis into Abuja and Lagos airports.(NAN)