The Federal Government on Thursday postponed the resumption date for the resumption of international flights from August 29, 2020, to September 5, 2020.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had announced on August 17, 2020, that international flights would resume on August 29, following pressures from the public for the resumption of the flights.
However, at Thursday’s briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, declared that international flights would not resume as earlier announced.
He said September 5, 2020, was picked as the new date for international flight resumption, stressing that there were still issues to be sorted out before allowing international carriers to operate into and out of Nigeria.
“We Regret to announce that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020,” the Federal Ministry of Aviation tweeted.