Why we postponed resumption of domestic flights – Nigerian Government

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, has explained why the date for the resumption of domestic flights in the country was postponed.

He said the aviation industry has not yet adjusted to the current public health reality.

Nigeria shut its airports, except for essential flights, in March as the country began to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic which has caused over 400 deaths in the country.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had earlier announced that some domestic flights would resume on June 21

The team’s national coordinator, Sani Aliyu, said the aviation industry had three weeks to develop a protocol for the proposed resumption.

However, Mr Nuhu while speaking at the bi-weekly PTF briefing on Thursday said the June 21 date initially fixed for the resumption of domestic flights is no longer feasible.

Mr Nuhu, who represented the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the aviation industry “is trying not to be a vector for the mass transmission of the COVID-19 virus.”

“The aviation system is a very complex system and this complex system has been compounded by the public healthcare concept which the aviation sector is not used to implementing.

“Now, we have to develop and implement these systems to ensure that the aviation industry is not a vector for mass transmission of the coronavirus,” he said.



– Premium Times

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