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FG sets July 8 for resumption of domestic flights

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has said domestic flights would resume on July 8, 2020.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said flight operations would resume at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Abuja, while other airports are to follow subsequently.

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

Meanwhile, thw Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, while speaking during a webinar coordinated by his agency, admonished airlines and stakeholders to adhere to safety rules, warning them that failure to meet with required standard, would mean they are not ready to fly.

“All stakeholders must meet the protocols set by the NCAA. If you do not meet, you are not granted permit to start. Some airlines will be given approval to start. Not all airlines and airports will start,” he said.