The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, had, over the weekend, approved the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and the Maiduguri Airport for domestic operations, saying they had met all the necessary COVID-19 protocols for activities to commence.He also noted that the Airports at Port Harcourt , Maidiguri and Owerri were all set for flight resumption.
The Minister stated this after inspecting the protocols put in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 at the Kano airport, such as the physical distancing marks, hand sanitiser fixed at strategic positions and other features, expressed the belief that the airports were ready for operations.
“I am very glad and I think the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria have done extremely very well under our watch, to ensure that everything is in place and that physical distancing and good hygiene are being established and followed.
“So we believe this airport is one of those that are safe to operate in and out during this COVID-19 period.
“I am happy with what I saw and it is good enough for us to go,” he said.