The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday said the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport would be reopened for the operation of international flights on April 5, 2021.
He announced this in Abuja at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The minister also disclosed that the Port Harcourt and Enugu airports would be reopened for international flights on April 15, 2021 and May 3, 2021 respectively.
“The airports were shut down, like others across the world. We closed our airports as that was where the virus came into the country.
“We reopened some after many considerations with the other stakeholders. There was not ulterior motives for not reopening of the Kano or other airports. There are processes to be followed,” Sirika said.
According to the DAILY TRUST, the Federal Government had, at the beginning of the ban on international and domestic travels, shut down airports in Nigeria to prevent importation of the virus.
However, the federal government had later reopened the Lagos and Abuja airports for international flights