COVID-19: President Buhari extends flight ban by one month

President Muhammadu Buhari had extended the ban imposed on local and international flights by four weeks, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during its daily briefing on Wednesday.

According to Mustapha, the federal government decided to extend the flight ban by four weeks after due consultation with relevant stakeholders.

“​Tomorrow marks the last day for 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 advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks,” he said.

“The Honourable Minister of aviation will give you details during this briefing.”

As the government continues to curb the spread of COVID-19, the SGF has urged Nigerians to adhere to the guidelines of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Mustapha added that efforts were being made to address the challenges people have been facing in banks.

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