There is good news for Nigerians as the long awaited lifting of domestic flights ban would finally be put to rest, the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has stated that all is set for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano are ready for recommencement of domestic flights within the country tomorrow.
This, the minister stated on the daily presidential task force briefing yesterday said, he explained that the Lagos and Abuja airports will commence first on Wednesday, Kano airport got ready ahead of time.
While assuring Nigerians of the safety of the airport and airplanes of all COVID-19 related issues, the minister said the airplanes cabins are the safest with all passengers obeying the COVID-19 protocols at the airports.
The minister also stated that Nigeria was not rushing into reopening of airports as five countries in Africa and over 100 countries across the globe have already started domestic air service.
On the preparation on the airplanes, the minister stated that the last row of the aircraft will be free so that persons with symptoms can be evacuated and kept there.
Sen. Sirika had recently embarked on assessment of the airport, where he said the Nigeria airports were 90 per cent ready to commence operations.
He also said the remaining percentage is on the surface cleaning and bags provision which will be perfected as soon as flight resumes.