Hadi Sirika, the Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, has disclosed that, the federal government is not in a haste to declare the reopening of international flights.

Sirika revealed this during the daily conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on monday.

The Minister clearly said that any action taken would be in the interest of Nigeria citizen.

The minister claimed that many nations of the world have not reopen international flight activities and that Nigeria has not get permission to fly to other countries who are already receiving foreign visitors.

“Everyone is trying to keep safe. These and many other reasons will make us be cautious and study some more and liaise with stakeholders to decide when we will open international flights.

“Within the sector, we want to reopen because we are bleeding and losing money but we have to remain alive first before we make money. Whatever decision we take has to be in the interest of humanity in general,” Sirika said.

He said further that the World Health Organisation, the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and other aviation stakeholders would be consulted, before any announcement is made.

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