The Home of Representatives has requested the federal governement to reopen Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport for worldwide flights.
The inexperienced chamber additionally requested FG to open Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport for worldwide flights.
This decision adopted a movement moved by the Majority Chief of the Home Alhassan Ado Dogwa and 23 others on Wednesday for the reopening of Aminu Kano Airport.
Nonetheless, Deputy Minority Chief, Toby Okechukwu, moved an modification for the Home to incorporate different worldwide Airports.
It will be recalled that airports within the nation had been shut down on the twenty third of March, 2020 as elements of measures to forestall the unfold of COVID19. Lagos and Abuja airports had been reopened for worldwide flights on the fifth of August.
“On 19 March, 2020, among the many pressing drastic responses to COVID-19 pandemic was the closure of three out of the 5 Worldwide Airports in Nigeria specifically: Mallam Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, Omagwa.”
He added that the continual closure of the Kano airport is inflicting financial and societal hardship on the individuals.
He stated the closure is affecting worldwide college students in Kano and forestall Nigerians from in search of medical consideration exterior the nation.
The Home, subsequently, resolved to mandate the Committee on Aviation to interface with the Minister of Aviation on the timeline for reopening of the airports