The flights were banned as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Recall that on June 1, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19
advised the aviation authorities to come up with new guidelines for the
operations of domestic flights on or before June 21. Many Nigerians had
taken it to mean that domestic flights will resume operation on June 21.
The taskforce however came out later to clarify that the June 21 date
was for the submission of new guidelines and not the resumption of
However, a statement released by the NCAA on Saturday, June 20,
states that domestic and International flights remain suspended for now.
Only essential flights will be given approval.
See the statement below.