Africa: Nigeria suspends railway services and shuts down international flights to all airports

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The transportation industry in Nigeria may gradually be coming to a halt just as the Nigerian Rail Corporation is planning on suspending rail operations in the country effective Monday, March 23, 2020.

The government had earlier suspended all international flight operation into all of it major airports in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his twitter handle, said the suspension is not unconnected to the spread of the novel COVID-19 which increased from 12 to 22 in the country on Saturday.

The Nigerian government had earlier issues an Official NOTAM to Airlines informing them that only 2 Airports will receive all international Flights to country.

According to a statement signed by the Director General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Nuhu Musa, Malam Aminu Kano International Airport and Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu International Airport and Port Harcourt International Airport will be closed to international flights.

On Saturday 21st the government shut down the two remaining international airports, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to international operations.

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