Covid-19: FG Extends Ban on Flights For Four Weeks

Boss Mustapha, SSG and Chairman of PTF on Covid-19



The federal government has extended the ban imposed on local and international flights for four weeks.

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, at the daily update on Covid-19, in Abuja on Wednesday, said after due consultation, the federal government decided to extend the flight ban by four weeks.

He said, “Tomorrow marks the last day for the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights. We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the ban on local and international flights to check the spread of coronavirus in March 18.

The countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.