The Kano and Port Harcourt International Airports would soon be reopened to international flights, three months after the Lagos and Abuja airports.

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The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, disclosed this during a briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Nuhu, the two airports will be reopened when the twin issues of ICT infrastructure and the inadequate number of staff to man the airports have been provided.

Nuhu said the reopening of the two airports became necessary to decongest the Lagos and Abuja airports and subsequently make travels more convenient for passengers.

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He said NCAA was waiting for the Coalition Against COVID-19 to provide the needed ICT infrastructure while the Port Health Services were already working to provide adequate personnel.

Nuhu did not, however, disclose the exact date of the reopening, although he said it would be soon.

The Federal Government had announced the resumption of international flights from the Abuja and Lagos airports on September 5.