- The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has commenced fumigation of the country's main airports ahead of re-opening
- The airports being fumigated are those in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt
- Meanwhile, an aircraft belonging to an aviation firm based in the UK has been seized by the federal government for operating commercial flight in Nigeria during the lockdown
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has commenced fumigation of the country's main airports ahead of re-opening.
The airports being fumigated are the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, and the Port Harcourt International Airport.
The decision of the Nigerian government was disclosed by the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday, May 17, via his Twitter handle.
The minister revealed that while the aircraft has been impounded, the crew members are being interrogated at the moment.
Sirika said: “...Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights.
“This is callous! The craft is impounded, crew being interrogated. There shall be a maximum penalty. Wrong time to try our resolve!”
Before now, the federal government has permitted the firm to operate flights only on a humanitarian basis.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks across the nation.
This was disclosed by the PTF chairman and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.
He announced this on Monday, May 18, during the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari took the decision based on the recommendations of the PTF.
He added that the guidelines issued for relaxing the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) will be maintained for the next two weeks after which there will be another review.
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