Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman PTF, Boss Mustapha, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa would be closed to all international flights.
A statement issued by the Director of Information in the SGF’s office, Willie Bassey, enjoined all stakeholders to collaborate with Port Health Services in the identification of suspects/persons at points of entry and to bring such persons to the attention of Port Health Officers for appropriate action.
Besides, the PTF urged all Nigerians to remain calm and cooperate with the instructions already issued by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on modes of worship and gatherings at this time, not exceeding 50 persons, assuring that adequate and appropriate information would be made available in due course.
Also report reaching us indicate the Murtala Muhammed international airport Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will be shut down effective Monday, March 23.
The Lagos and Abuja airport are the major entry point into Nigeria.
Capt. Musa Nuhu the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, In a statement said the closure would last through April 23, adding that emergency and essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period.
He noted domestic flight operations would continue normally in all airports within the period.
The closure would be in addition to the already closed airports within the country
The Nigeria’s case of the corona virus pandemic increased geometrically from 12 to 22 on Saturday, as 3 new cases was discovered in the sit of power Abuja.