FG set to reopen Kano, Port Harcourt airports to international flights

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The Federal Government is ready to reopen the Kano and Port Harcourt International Airports three months after it opened the Lagos and Abuja airports to international flights.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nahu, said this during a briefing of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Musa Nuhu, the two airports will be reopened when the twin issues of ICT infrastructure and adequate number of staff to man the airports have been properly provided.

He said NCAA was waiting for the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to provide the needed ICT infrastructure while the Port Health Services were already working to provide an adequate number of staff.

However, Nahu did not want to disclose the particular date of the reopening, although he said it would be soon.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had announced the resumption of international flights from the Abuja and Lagos airports on Sept. 5.