The Federal Government has postponed the resumption date for the commencement of international flights in the country from August 29, 2020, to September 5, 2020.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had earlier on August 17, 2020, made an announcement that international flights would resume on August 29, following pressures from the public for the resumption of the flights.
But at a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, declared that international flights would not resume as earlier announced.
According to him, September 5, 2020 had been picked as the new date for resumption of international flights in and out of Nigeria.
He said there were still issues to be sorted out before allowing international carriers to operate into and out of Nigeria.
Also, the Federal Ministry of Aviation announced the shift in the resumption of international flights in Nigeria.
“In a tweet, the ministry said: “We regret to announce that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020.”