The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has ordered the reopening of all airports in Nigeria for domestic flights.
Speaking on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said private airports and airstrips were now opened for commercial flights.
According to Sirika, all airports in Nigeria including those in Jalingo, Gombe, amongst others could restart operations.
He said, “In relation to approvals for flights within the country – domestic approvals. All airports in Nigeria are now open for domestic flights. Private charter operations will no longer need approvals from us to operate within domestic airports in all government-approved airports and in all government-owned airports.
“However, those airports that are private airports – government-approved airports – the operators should check the safety status with the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority). Such airports like Jalingo, Uyo, Asaba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Damaturu, etc.