LAGOS-THE Nigerian government has announced the resumption of international flights and air travel on August 29.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced the new dates for resumption of flights at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID19 briefing earlier today.
He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja.
President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the virus in the country.
While local flights were also suspended, they have resumed for about a month as the country joins the rest of the world to battle COVID-19.
It would be recalled that general aviation services including international flights were suspended by the Nigerian government in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic in March, as the West African country joins other countries of the world to stem the very high tide of the pandemic.