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COVID-19: FG shifts resumption of Int’l flights to Sept 5

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the resumption of international flights has now been shifted to September 5, due to unreadiness of non- aviation logistics. Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, revealed the news during the Presidential Task Force COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

He said while airlines and airports were ready to operate, other non-aviation logistics prompted the one-week extension. “We have other non-aviation logistics we are still working on, mostly the COVID-19 protocol tests and online platform. We need to get this ready”, he said. Mr Nuhu described September 5 as a “sacrosanct date”, noting that “the initial announcement was anytime from the 29th”, he said.

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