FG Extends Ban On All Flights By Four Weeks

He said the federal government had assessed the situation in the aviation industry and based on advice from experts had decided to extend the subsisting ban on all flights.

Emirates aircraft grounded at Dubai international Airport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic / Photo credit: forbes.com
Emirates aircraft grounded at Dubai international Airport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic / Photo credit: forbes.com

The Federal Government on Wednesday extended ban on local and international flights for additional four weeks.

The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the presidential task force on COVID-19 daily briefing on Wednesday.

He said the federal government had assessed the situation in the aviation industry and based on advice from experts had decided to extend the subsisting ban on all flights.

“Tomorrow marks the last day for the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights.

“We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks,” Mustapha said.

The minister of Aviation is expected to give details of the extension during the briefing.

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