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Saturday, March 21, 2020

FG Closes 3 International Airports To Curb Coronavirus

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained the closure of three international airports as part of measures to contain coronavirus.

They are Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

The minister said that Lagos and Abuja airports as well as other airports in Nigeria would also be closed when the need arose.

He spoke to State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The wisdom in closing the three airports is that we try to minimise entry points because these things are imported; so we try to minimize the entry points by closing down Kano, Port Harcourt and Akanu Ibiam and then restricting Lagos to remove those 15 countries.’’

On travel ban slammed on 15 countries, the minister explained that the notices issued to airmen, the deadline is March 21, which means one minute to midnight on Saturday.

Sirika added that only travelers from countries that had less than 1000 cases would be allowed into Nigeria for now.

He said the Ministry of Health and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 was tracking all those that had entered Nigeria from the affected countries.

“This is my individual perception, at some point, these airports must be closed; this is my opinion, but like I said there is a Presidential Taskforce on CONVID-19 to which I am a member; but certainly and definitely, at some point, these airports, all of them in Nigeria will be closed”, he said.
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  1. Akuko n'egwu.Na now day break for them.Who cares

    1. those like me trying to stay safe care ..

  2. At least zarah bihari don enter, risking our life because of one girl.

  3. See them putting their selfish needs ahead, hasn’t Enugu airport be closed for a while now? South Africa has also banned regional flights, Lagos included only domestic flights allowed, Nigeria is still playing politics

  4. Una golden kids don come back finish. Shoot!!!!!

  5. All their kids are around so they can close the airport. Whey that was why they extended this to Saturday when it was meant to be Friday.


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