NIGERIA: FG Extends Flights Ban By Four Weeks

The secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha said the  Nigerian Government has extended the ban imposed on local and international flights by four weeks. He said the decision was arrived upon after due consultation.

“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,” Mustapha said during the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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

Mustapha appealed to Nigerians to comply with the guidelines of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“As we continue to push the frontiers of risk communication, I wish to appeal to all Nigerians to be vigilant and desist from taking undue risks,” Mustapha said,while acknowledging the challenges people have been facing at banks.

“The PTF recognises the challenges earlier encountered at the bank. We however assure you that the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as the Bankers’ Committee have put in place strategies that would reduce such re-occurrence.

“I, therefore plead with Nigerians to be patient and schedule their physical appearances at banks. On the other hand, I wish to repeat my call to the Banks to also quickly address issues related to difficulty with using their on-line platforms, especially re-validating expired ATM cards amongst others.”

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