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Covid-19 : FAAN Begins Fumigation Of Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt Airports Ahead Of Reopening





Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN begins fumigation of Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt international airports, ahead of reopening.


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN has commenced the fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt ahead of reopening of flight operations in Nigeria.

This was made known on Tuesday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu.

She explained that the fumigation exercise was part of  measures to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic across the country.

“This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu added that :

“In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all the international airports,”

According to her, it’s not yet clear when the reopening of the airports and ban on flights would be lifted.

The decontamination is expected to be extended to other airports across the country.

The departure and arrival halls; offices; public convenience waiting for lounges; and the terminal buildings; are some of the sensitive parts that will be touched during the exercise.

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; had in April announced the extension of the ban on flight operations by four weeks.