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FG orders closure of MMIA, Abuja airport on Monday

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The federal government will be shutting down Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from Monday, March 23.

This is contained in a statement signed by Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,  (NCAA).

The closure of international flight operations at the Lagos and Abuja airports is in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations on Saturday.

According to the statement, the closure would last till April 23 but will be opened to emergency and essential flights would be operated from both airports within the period.

He said the measure is expedient due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic which increased geometrically from 12 to 22 cases on Saturday.