The Federal Government has said it will soon announce the day for the resumption of international flights in the country.
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Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, said this on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
“The (date for) international (flights) will follow. Before the end of the day (Monday), we’ll be receiving directives or suggestions, practices, and standards from the International Civil Aviation Organisation. We’ll factor that in.
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“Currently, I am the Chairman of the Logistics and Transport Committee of the West African Ministers to advise Mr President who is Champion of the COVID-19 within West Africa. Today, we held a meeting on how the industry will start up all over again.
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“Some countries will run faster than others but I can tell you that huge countries with huge population and huge aviation activities such as Nigeria will definitely need caution which has to reflect on safety and efficiency of the industry,” Sirika said while responding to a question on resumption of international flights.
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The PTF earlier said local flights may resume from June 21.