The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says that fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt has commence ahead of reopening of flight operations in Nigeria.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, revealed this on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos.
Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise is part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill.
She said it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, but the authority was taking the proactive steps.
“This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen.
“In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all the international airports,” she said.
Reports from The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) are that the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, had announced an extension of the ban on flight operations by four weeks, in the month of April.