The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has extended the ban of both local and international flight by another four weeks as he tries to contains the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
This information was made available to Nigerians by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday, Boss Mustapha, during the daily briefing on Wednesday.
Thursday is supposed to be the last day for the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace cum flight business.
“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 advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks.
“The Honourable minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirik will make details available to the Nigerian citizens during this briefing,” Mustapha said.
Remember that President Muhammadu Buhari relaxed the total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun on May 4 with guidelines on how businesses and organisations should go about their activities, as face mask usage was made mandatory.