The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has begun massive fumigation of International Airports in the three busiest airports in the country; Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt ahead of reopening of flight operations in Nigeria.
This is according to the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, who said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
Mrs. Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in tune with the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
She said though, it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, the authority was taking the proactive measures to get ready should the airports open
“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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, had in April announced the extension of the ban on flight operations by four weeks which will end by the end of May.