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COVID-19: Nigeria suspends all incoming international flights

The federal government of Nigeria has suspended all international flights into the country.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the director-general of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, on Saturday.

The statement read: “Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23 March at 2300Z to 23 April at 2300z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to international flights.

“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN); Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN); and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday, 21 March at 2300Z.

“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.”

The statement by NCCA also noted that all domestics flights would continue operations at all airports nationwide.




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Last updated: April 9, 2020 - 1:39 am (+01:00)
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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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