- FAAN has informed Nigerians about the realities they will expect to deal with when airports resume
- The general manager of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, on Wednesday, May 27, said that there will be delays of flights at terminals
- Yakubu said that there will be checks and re-checks due to the coronavirus pandemic
- The FAAN boss said this in view of the possibility of resumption of airports anytime soon
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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has hinted on the imminent resumption of airports in the country as the federal government battles with COVID-19.
This was disclosed by Henrietta Yakubu, the general manager of FAAN during a seminar conducted online by the Women in Aviation (WIA) Nigeria, PM News reports.
Yakubu said that due to the situation of the pandemic in Nigeria, there will be flight delays which will be caused by checks and re-checks at terminals.
She said: "We are going to expect flight delays, flights will experience delays from checks and re-checks. If you are travelling, I will expect a potential traveler to leave home hours before his flight."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in its unrelenting efforts to curb the devastating spread of coronavirus, the federal government had decided to disinfect not less than 123 aircraft and about 13 airports throughout Nigeria.
This proposed move by the Nigerian government was revealed on Wednesday, April 29, by the minister of environment, Muhammad Mahmood, in Abuja.
Briefing the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Mahmood stated that the ministry is taking a slow pace in the decontamination exercise because of the sensitive and delicate nature of the aviation industry.
The minister said: “It is a place that when it comes to safety, everything must be followed carefully, and even when we want to do that, we have to follow their lead as to how and where to go while decontaminating the aircraft."
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Mahmood added: "The decontamination is ongoing because there are other facilities that we are decontaminating across the country. So, we will go as soon as they are ready for us.”
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