Sunday, April 11, 2021
Array

COVID-19: August 29 int’l flight resumption not certain – PTF coordinator

Headline

Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
tiamin rice

The Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says the Aug. 29, resumption of international flights, as announced at the PTF COVID-19  briefing, is not sacrosanct.

Mr Aliyu, who made the clarification, at the PTF on COVID-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja, explained that the date would be for consideration of resumption of flights.

READ  Group urges Buhari to prioritise security, power, says ‘lack of electricity responsible for late-night crime’

According to him, Aug. 29 is not sacrosanct but if aviation authorities meet the criteria for resumption on the 29th, they will be given the green light to resume.

READ  Group urges Buhari to prioritise security, power, says ‘lack of electricity responsible for late-night crime’

The coordinator said: “We will spend a whole day to discuss international travel and how this will be done.

“We are grateful to CACOVID and it’s partners for helping to support this process, because it would help us to expedite action of the airport.

“And if I may clarify, we said from the 29th of August, we didn’t say on the 29th of August. So, very similar to what we did for the domestic flights.

“Don’t come back and say that we promised we will open on the 29th, but that date is not sacrosanct; but we will work towards it.

READ  Budget presentation: Senate issues fresh guidelines, reduces Buhari’s entourage
READ  BUA purchases 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccines for free distribution to Nigerians

“We will seriously try and deliver it but from the 29th as far as the PTF is concerned, if aviation comes to us and say they are ready from the 29th, we will say please go ahead. If they come back on the 28th, it is too early.”

Related News

Latest News

cosgrove