The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has refuted claims that international flights will resume in the country by October 15, saying that flights may resume before October.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has fixed October 15 for the resumption of international flights yesterday.
However, the minister has stated that the federal government is yet to fix a date.
Sirika stated: “International flight resumption date is not October. NAMA (Nigerian Airspace Management Agency) just issued a routine 90-day notice to airmen (NOTAM). In liaison with Health, Foreign Affairs and PTF COVID-19, we will announce the agreed date, regardless of the ban by Europe, UAE etc. May be earlier than October.”