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International Flights: August 29 Not Certain For Flight Resumption – FG




August 29 earlier announced for the resumption of International Flights in the country is reportedly uncertain.

The Federal Government of Nigeria stressed that authorities must meet the criteria before international air transport is allowed.

This was revealed in a statement on Monday, August 17 by Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. According to NAN, Sani while speaking with newsmen said: “the August 29 resumption of international flights is tentative.”

Sani noted that the date announced by Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, is only for consideration of resumption of flights.

“We will spend a whole day discussing international travel and how this will be done. And if I may clarify, we said from the 29th of August, we didn’t say on the 29th of August,” he said.

He added, “So, very similar to what we did for the domestic flights. Don’t come back and say that we promised we will open on the 29th, but that date is not sacrosanct, but we will work towards it,”

Meanwhile, Sirika had said in his report that the airports had reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of operations.

Sirika noted on his microblogging site account, that the flights would commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.

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