The Federal Government has declared it will shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Monday, March 23, 2020, to contain the coronavirus pandemic, as Nigeria records 10 new cases.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu disclosed this in a statement, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Nuhu added that the closure will last till April 23, 2020, and essential flights would be operated from both airports within the period.
The Director-General said the measure is expedient due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic which increased geometrically from 12 to 22 cases on Saturday, March 21, 2020.