The Minister of Aviation minister has disclosed that International air travel will reopen in Nigeria in a matter of weeks.
He made this statement on Thursday, without giving a specific date for the resumption after months of closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
His words, “It will be in weeks rather than in months,” Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika told a regular briefing in the capital Abuja on coronavirus.
Nigeria closed its airports in March, a month after Africa’s most populous country confirmed its first coronavirus case. Domestic air travel restarted last month.
The country has 44,890 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 900 deaths, figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control show.