News has just circulated that the proposed June 21 set to restart domestic flights in the country has been postponed.
Furthermore, the Federal Government made this announcement today, June 18, 2020.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known at a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
The minister represented by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt Musa Nuhu, said,
“June 21st is not a feasible date to resume domestic operations.
The civil aviation authority despite pressures coming from all quarters will not approve the start any day
until we are sure, and we confirm that we are ready to start in a safe, secure, organized, and efficient manner.
To do otherwise is disastrous for all of us.
“If we open the industry when we are not ready, and we are guilty of spreading coronavirus,
God forbid we have any incident, I believe the government will come hard on us
and it is going to be counterproductive and disastrous for the industry.”