The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday said the resumption of international flights had now been postponed to September 5, 2020.
The Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, disclosed this during a Presidential Task Force COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
“We have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on, mostly the COVID-19 protocol tests and online platform,” he said. “We need to get this ready.”
Recall that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, had on August 17, (10 days ago), announced a resumption of International flights from August 29, 2020.
The announcement was coming five months after suspending international travel in the country as a measure to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
However, Nuhu during the briefing on Thursday, insisted that the new September 5 resumption date was sacrosanct, noting that “the initial announcement was anytime from the 29th.”
“In due course, we will be announcing the protocols for the resumptions and we will be giving further details,” he said. “Hopefully early next week, we will release this.”