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Nigeria extends flight ban by 4 weeks

Due to the recent Corona virus outbreak in Nigeria, the Federal government have been taking measures to mitigate the spread of the virus in Nigeria. Flight ban is one of the measures taken by the Nigerian government.

A statement by the Secretary General of the Federation Boss Mustapha, the Nigerian government have extended the ban on both local and international flight by one month.

Boss Mustapha while addressing newsmen during the briefing of the presidential task force on Covid-19 said the task force has consulted with experts and have reached a resolution.

He said

We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks,

He further called on Nigerians to adhere to the directives of the Presidential Task Force and avoid taking unnecessary risk.

As we continue to push the frontiers of risk communication, I wish to appeal to all Nigerians to be vigilant and desist from taking undue risks.

“The PTF recognises the challenges earlier encountered at the bank. We however assure you that the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as the Bankers’ Committee have put in place strategies that would reduce such re-occurrence.

“I, therefore plead with Nigerians to be patient and schedule their physical appearances at banks. On the other hand, I wish to repeat my call to the Banks to also quickly address issues related to difficulty with using their on-line platforms, especially re-validating expired ATM cards amongst others.” Boss Mustapha said.

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