THE Federal Government has stated it will announce a date for the graduation of home flights subsequent week.
The Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, stated the sector was stalling the resumption of flights as a result of it nonetheless wants to shut some gaps.
He stated a dry run take a look at can be performed on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja as a part of the preparation to begin flights.
He additionally stated yesterday in the course of the briefing by the members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, that “for the reason that final announcement that Sunday 21st of June is not possible for the opening of the airports, we want to report that we’ve got had important progress within the readiness of the trade to restart.
Sirika, who was represented by the Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, stated: “The gaps have been closed however nevertheless, we nonetheless have a number of gaps inside the aviation ecosystem and this shall be closed hopefully within the subsequent couple of days.
“I’ve stated it and I’ll preserve saying it; we should get it proper the primary time each on the problems of technical security and well being security of all stakeholders and one of many issues we’re going to use to shut among the gaps is a dry run take a look at of each Lagos and Abuja airport developing on Saturday.
“After the dry runs, we are going to observe the gaps that may nonetheless be there and shut them. After that, we are going to announce the date of the restart subsequent week.
The train which the carriers described as ” Shakedown Flights ”, in accordance to its spokesman, Stanley Olisa was geared toward guaranteeing the plane are in tip-top situation having been grounded for shut to three months underneath very strict storage upkeep.