Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation has announced that airports in Nigeria are about to be opened and are about 90% ready.
He made this known today, June 27, 2020 at a briefing held at the domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos respectively.
The exercise today, aimed at assessing the readiness of the airports for reopening post Covid-19 had in attendance the Honourable Ministers of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, State for Health, Dr Olorunnibe Mamora, Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, Dr. Aliyu Sanni, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Chairman, Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, amongst several other stakeholders.
The Honourable Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in his remarks expressed his delight at the level of facilities on ground. He added that going the measures that have been put in place, the airports are about 90% ready to reopen.
Senator Sirika said that the domestic passengers will now have to get to the airports like three hours before departure, while international passengers would be expected to get to the airports about five hours before their flight. This is to ensure that all protocols, including safety markings, social distancing, hand sanitizing, baggage decontamination, scanning of personal items, etc. are complied with forthwith.