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‘Domestic flights catering services should resume immediately’ – FG orders

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has ordered the immediate resumption of catering services in domestic flights.

It could be recalled that catering services where suspended during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and this was to help curb the spread of the deadly disease.

The decision for catering services to resume was made known by the Federal Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Making this known, he stated that the decision was taken as the FG considered the businesses involved in the provision of in-flight refreshments that had been adversely affected by the suspension.

This decision was also conveyed in a statement released by the aviation ministry’s Director, Public Affairs, James Odaudu.

The letter indicated the modalities and protocols for the resumption of the services would be worked.

The minister indicated that the modalities would be rolled out by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and would be in line with international practices and once again, he spoke about the plan to resume international flight operations at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Port Harcourt International Airport.

He added that members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 would be visiting the airports for simulation exercises to check their complete readiness for international operations

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