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BREAKING: FG Closes Lagos, Abuja Airports Over Coronavirus

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Murtala Muhammadu International Airport

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Federal Government will on Monday, March 23, close down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja over the lingering cases of Coronavirus disease in the country.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu, in a statement said the closure of international flight operations at the Lagos and Abuja airports are in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt closed for flight operations.

He, however, added that domestic flight operations would continue to operate in all airports in the country.

“Further to our earlier letter on the restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday, 23rd March at 2300Z to 23rd April at 2300Z, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to all international flights.

“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN); Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN); and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday, 21 March at 2300Z.
“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.

“Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports.”

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