Nigeria to resume international flights August 29, as Enugu reviews business activities

International flights operations are to resume in Nigeria on August 29, almost six months after they were suspended in the wake of raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic flights that were also suspended, had earlier resumed in the four international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and the oil city of Port Harcourt on July 8.

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, who announced the August 29 new dates for resumption of international flights in Abuja on Monday, however said that only the Nmandi Azikiwe International Airport in the nation’s capital, Abuja and the Murlata Muhammed International Airport in Lagos would operate for now.

Sarki was speaking during the  media briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

Enugu has reviews business activities 

The announcement by the Aviation Minister came as the Enugu State Government issued new business operation time for tricycle operators, markets, restaurants and bars in the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

 Secreatary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, made this known in a statement he issued in Enugu.

Ortuanya said the state government was being  cautious in easing the lockdown and in strict adherence to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols.

”Tricycle operators, popularly known as “Keke Riders,” will with effect from Wednesday, Aug. 19, operate from 6a.m. to 9p.m. daily.

”Markets within the state will henceforth operate from 8a.m. till 6p.m. daily while restaurants and bars will operate from 6a.m. to 7p.m.,” he said.

Ortuanya said that all night clubs in the state were still barred from operation till further notice.

He enjoined residents to observe all the COVID-19 protocols, including regular hand washing with soap, use of alcohol based hand sanitiser and maintaining social and physical distancing.

Ortuanya also said it was compulsory for everybody to use face shield and mask.

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