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FG Orders Shutdown Of Three International Airports

FILE PHOTO: A well being official walks previous a scanner on the Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport. PHOTO: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun.


The Federal Authorities has ordered the shutdown of three worldwide airports within the nation to curb the unfold of coronavirus.

The Director-Common of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a press release on Thursday.

He stated the three airports embrace Mallam Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, Omagwa.

The three airports can be closed from March 21, 2020.

Nonetheless, he stated the Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos would nonetheless be open however no flight operations can be allowed from the 13 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) high-risk international locations.


The Federal Ministry of Schooling had earlier on Thursday ordered speedy closure of tertiary establishments, secondary and first faculties nationwide following the outbreak of Coronavirus within the nation and as a part of measures to include the unfold.

This was confirmed by the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Schooling, Mr Sonny Echono.

In response to Mr Echono, who gave the order on behalf of the Schooling Minister, Adamu Adamu, all 104 Unity Faculties within the nation would additionally shut on or earlier than the 26th of March, 2020 as a proactive step geared toward stopping the unfold of the dreaded Coronavirus.

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