COVID-19: FG Extends Airport Closure By Two Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the closure of airports in the country by two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday.
The PUNCH had reported that the FG shut all international airports in the country on Monday, March 23 for one month.
Subsequently, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had extended the closure to all local airports in the country while announcing total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States on March 29.
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja are two major entry points into Nigeria.
Despite the closure of these airports and all others in the country to commercial flight operations, the government had said emergency and essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period.

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