The Federal Government has announced the resumption of international flights from the Enugu, Kano, Port Harcourt airports from April 5 and May 3.
The statement was made by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Hadi Sirika, following a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said the Kano and Port Harcourt airports would be open for international flights on April 5 while international flights would resume at the and Enugu airport on May 3.
“We shut down the airport with great care and when we shut down the airports, we had to keep them running otherwise the facilities in there will get dilapidated for lack of usage. So, it is in our interest to keep them open but unfortunately, we couldn’t because of our collective health and goods of the country and those that do business with Nigeria.
“Now that we have most of the things in place due to the work by the PTF, we will be opening Enugu airport on May 3, 2021. We will be opening Kano on April 5 and Port Harcourt on April 15 for international flights.” the minister said.
The Nigerian government has closed the airports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to curb the disease and curb its spread among Nigerians.