Nigerian authorities deny releasing guidelines for resumption of flights

Nigerian authorities have denied releasing guidelines for the resumption of flights. Airports were shut to curb the spread of the virus and have not been reopened.

In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said a statement claiming the federal government had released guidelines for the resumption of flights did not emanate from the right quarters

“The attention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has been drawn to a statement released by a certain Tayo Olu today, May 16, 2020 to the effect that the Federal Government of Nigeria, through FAAN has released a post- Covid 19 travel guideline for air travelers.

“We want to state emphatically that although FAAN is carefully and seriously working on a guideline, the release did not emanate from us as it is still a work in progress.

“Consequently, the Authority will like to enjoin air travelers and the general public to disregard the content of the said release.

“At the appropriate time, FAAN will release the post Covid 19 travel guidelines via our official communication medium,” FAAN said.

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