The federal government on Wednesday extended the closure of airports in the country by four weeks.
This decision was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19.
According to him, the additional four weeks is part of the measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. He added that the decision was reached based on advice from experts.
“Although, the 6th of May 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.