Federal government has announced the extension of the closure of the Nigerian airspace by four weeks as a way to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha made this known.
”Tomorrow marks the last day of the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights. We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the evidence of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks” he said
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who also spoke at the press briefing, said the aviation ministry has lost over N17 billion monthly