He made the announcement in a tweet posted on Wednesday evening.
Sirika added that Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports would resume on the July 11 while other airports would follow on July 15.
International flights would soon be announced, he remarked.
I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please 🇳🇬🙏🏽🇳🇬
— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) July 1, 2020
“I am glad to announce that Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course,” he tweeted.
This is after the Federal Government conducted a flight simulation exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as part of preparations for the full resumption of domestic commercial flight activities.
At the simulation exercise, led by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the government tested all protocols designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the airports.
The exercise commenced as passengers went through the stipulated protocols before boarding an Aero Contractor flight.
A Boeing B737 aircraft marked NG110 with 51 passengers on board was used for the simulation exercise at the NAIA.