The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja will start operating by Wednesday, July 8, 2020. And this announcement was made on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, via his Twitter page.
The Minister tweeted, “I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please.”
He also said that the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports will resume domestic operations on Saturday, July 11, while other airports in the country will start operating on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
This Sirika’s announcement came two days after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed that the Federal Government had approved that domestic flights resume in the country on a safe date.
The FG had earlier said that domestic operations would begin on June 21 but Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), announced that the date was no longer possible.