As the federal government prepares to reopen the Nigerian airports for formal business amidst coronavirus pandemic, the primary regulatory organization for the aviation sector has commenced the fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt.
Naija News Understands that Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, made this known in a statement in Lagos.
Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world.
The FAAN official said though, it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, the authority was taking the proactive steps.
“This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen. “In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all the international airports,” she said.
Naija News recalled that the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, had in April announced the extension of ban on flight operations by four weeks.