The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, has stated that NCAA has plans to reopen some airports in the country for resumption of flight operations.
Captain Musa Nuhu made this known during a webinar organised by an aviation think-tank group, Aviation Roundtable and Safety Initiative with the theme, “COVID-19: The Challenges and Opportunity for Nigeria’s Aviation Value Chain, During and Post”.
According to him, “We may resume domestic operations with four or five airports and we expand as we get better. We don’t want to rush everything at the same time and get it choked up.
“If you do that, extra expenses and airlines need money, every money is important and we cannot achieve the two metres physical distance but we are hopeful in the next few days we can resolve that.”
He said stakeholders comprising airlines, ground handlers and service providers had put forward relevant recommendations for the safe resumption of flights to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, for approval.