The Nigerian Government has extended the closure of airports across the country by another two weeks beginning from April 23, 2020.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this on his Twitter page on Monday, said the extension was due to the recent lockdown order of Presiden Muhammadu Buhari to contain the spread of the rampaging coronavirus disease.
Sirika said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 zs previously announced. 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 is subject to review as appropriate.”
KanyiDaily recalls that on 13 April, President Buhari extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for an extra two weeks on top of the original time frame. As it stands, the lockdown will now last until midnight on 27 April.