The long awaited international flights in Nigeria will likely resume before October.

This new development was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, The Punch reports.

Speaking about resumption of flights, the minister said the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority has issued a Notice to Airmen to this effect.

He gave the hint today while refuting reports earlier circulated that international flights were slated to resume October.

Despite the ban placed on Nigeria by Europe and the United Arab Emirates, Sirika, noted that international flights would restart in the country.

Sirika also said, the date for the resumption would be announced after consultation with necessary stakeholders including the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

The minister disclosed on Twitter on Tuesday that, “International Flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90-day Notices to Airmen. In liaison with Health, Foreign Affairs, and PTF COVID-19, we will announce the agreed date, regardless of the ban by Europe, UAE, etc. May be earlier than October.”