FG Shuts Lagos, Abuja Airports Monday as Coronavirus Cases Hit 22

The Federal Government says the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will be shut effective Monday, March 23.

Reports say Nigeria’s cases of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic increased geometrically from 12 to 22 on Saturday.
The Lagos and Abuja airports are the two major entry points into Nigeria.

In a statement signed by the Director -General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, the closure of international flight operations at the Lagos and Abuja airports are in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations on Saturday.

Nuhu said the closure would last through April 23, adding that emergency and essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period.
He noted that domestic flight operations would continue normally in all airports in the country.