The Federal government has announced an extension of the closure of the Nigerian airspace by four weeks as an initiative to halt the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Nigeria.
This closure of the Nigerian airspace was made known by the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, identified as Boss Mustapha.
The chairman, Boss Mustapha said;
”Tomorrow marks the last day of the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights. We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the evidence of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks”
Also, the Minister of Aviation, identified as Hadi Sirika, who also spoke at the press briefing earlier today, confirmed that the aviation ministry loses over N17 billion monthly.
Smnaija reported that at the start of the spread of Coronavirus in Lagos state, the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu visited the Lagos Airport to see how things were been run.
The Governor’s visit came hours after a UK returnee was confirmed as the third case of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Recall that the first case of Coronavirus arrived in Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in February, and this explains why the Lagos state governor visited.