The Federal Government on Wednesday says domestic flights will resume effective July 8 .
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika , made this known via his official Twitter handle .
The minister explained that the restart of commercial operations would begin with the Lagos and Abuja airports which would both open on July 8 .
Sirika added that four other airports including Kano, Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri would resume from July 11 .
He wrote , “I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8 th of July, 2020 . Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11 th . Other airports on the 15 th . Date for international to be announced in due course . Bear with us . ”
The country’ s airspace and airports had been shut to flight operations in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .
Essential flights such as those for evacuation and movement of medical supplies were, however , permitted .