The Nigerian goverment has reversed intial airport closure order as it will now allow some approved international flights into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
However requirements states that the approved flights will have to submit manifest of passengers to port health officials prior to arrival in the country.
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA in a statement issued on saturday evening after the initial announcement by the Federal Civil Aviation Authority, FCAA, closing the airports for one month effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11pm till April 23 at 11pm, said:
“State aircraft, emergency aircraft and any other aircraft approved by the appropriate authority” will not be affected by the closure.”
Lets just hope and pray they are able to manage this well. In my own opinion there shouldn’t any loophole in the fight against this deadly and highly contagious virus. Lets pray this Concession doesn’t backfire.