Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport reopens

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja reopened for business on Saturday, with the observance of safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.

The journalists covering the presidential task force on COVID -19 on Saturday were led on an Aero Contractors plane dry test run flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja to the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to witness first hand reopening of the aviation sector.

The airport also complied with strict safety measures, aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that provisions were made for hand wash and alcohol-based sanitizers, there were temperature checks, as well as strict compliance to the social distancing rule.
The seats, which were usually crowded, have been rearranged in compliance with the social distancing rule.

Also, instructions to further guide passengers, such as “do not use this seat”, “keep your distance”, were placed on the seats.

Two newly acquired machines for identifying passengers were also showcased.

A few weeks ago, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) said that the airport would reopen for business on Aug. 27, after months of closure following the coronavirus outbreak.

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