FG closes 3 international airports

The Federal Government has closed some International airports in the country as part of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated this in a press statement.

The statement signed by Mr. Willie Bassey, Director (Information)
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said the closure is with effect from Saturday 21st March, 2020 midnight.

The affected airports are the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and the Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

“However, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos will remain opened to and accept international flights irrespective of the type of operations.

“All stakeholders are enjoined to collaborate with Port Health Services in the identification of suspects/persons at points of entry and to bring such persons to the attention of Port Health Officers for appropriate action.

The statement further urged all Nigerians to remain calm and cooperate with the instructions already issued by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on modes of worship and gatherings at this time not exceeding fifty (50) persons.

It assured Nigerians that adequate and appropriate information will be made available in due course.

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