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Breaking: FG Limits International Flights To Just Two Airports In Nigeria




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The federal government of Nigeria has limited international flights in and out of the country to just two airports as parts of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

As confirmed on Friday, 20th March, 2020, all international flights have now been restricted to the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos State and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Naija News, however, understands that local flights within the country are not affected by the restriction.


The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed this development in a chat with reporters on Friday in Abuja, noting that this will be operational until further notice.

Earlier, the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari had shut down three international airports in the country as a measure to check coronavirus in Nigeria.

This online medium reports that the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night, March 19.


The statement listed the three airports shut to include; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the three airports would be closed till further notice, effective Saturday, March 21.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has so far recorded 12 cases of the coronavirus disease since the index case of an Italian man was reported in February.


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