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Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has been closed down by the federal government of Nigeria.
The announcement was made on Saturday, and international flights coming into the country has thereby been halted.
Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu confirmed the latest development in a statement.
“Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23 March at 2300Z to 23 April at 2300z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to international flights,” the statement read.
“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN); Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN); and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday, 21 March at 2300Z.
“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.”
He however said that emergency and essential flight are exempted, domestic flights would not be affected but will continue operations at all airports across the Nigeria.