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COVID-19: Nigerian govt extends airport closure by 2 weeks

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Monday the closure of airspace and airports in the country had been extended by two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Sirika, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in the Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.

The Federal Government had on March 21 closed the nation’s airports to international flights over the pandemic.

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Sirika said: “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr. President, it is no longer possible for us to open our airspace and airports for normal operations by the 23rd April 2020.

“They will remain closed for a further two weeks. This is subject to review as appropriate.”

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