The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that international flights will resume on August 29, 2020.

Sirika made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday.

The Minister stated that the resumption of international flights would begin with the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

He tweeted, β€œGlad to announce the resumption of international flights from the August 29, 2020 beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.

β€œProtocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.”

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In a related development, the Asaba Airport on Monday recorded its first flight, four days after it was reopened by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, for meeting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control protocols on COVID-19 pandemic.

The airport and others were shut on March 27 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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