Nigerian airlines resume domestic operations on June 21

National Accord has reported airline operators in Nigeria will return to business from 21 June, following the government´s relaxing of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the news source said.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the virus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), explained that the latest measure was the second phase of gradual ease of the lockdown which has lasted over two months.

Nigeria´s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, clarified that June 21 is a tentative date for flight resumption, because certain conditions have to be fulfilled between now and then.

Aircrafts have to be good and safe to fly, and that within now and June 21, necessary recertifications and medicals for pilots and crew members would be done.