Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, the FG has extended the closure of all the international airports in the country by two weeks.
According to his tweets, Sirika said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
He 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 subject to review as appropriate.”
Despite the closure, the FG had said emergency and essential flights could be operated from the airports within the period.
In addition, the Federal Government also permitted international flights from countries willing to evacuate their nationals from Nigeria.
As part of measures to curtail the coronavirus outbreak in the country; the Federal Government had on March 21 announced the closure of all the airports to all international flights.