MMIA, that’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos had on Saturday received its first flight as international flights operations resumed in the country after the suspension of all flights in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic
The Comptroller NIS, MMIA, Abdullahi Usman said the screening process has been seamless and passengers were cooperative when travelling documents were requested by the officials.
Usman said: ” The screening has been going on smoothly so far. No problems as passengers have been cooperating. The Immigration officials are carrying out their routine checks and they are running their normal shifts. We have not deployed extra men,” he added.
However, the Lagos Airport Manager, Mrs. Victoria Shinaba made an impressive statement, she said while the airport was on shut down to commercial scheduled flights, the airport ” recorded over a hundred special and essential flights approved by the Federal government”.
Perhaps, Lagos and Abuja international airports are the only two airports out of the international airports in the country that will be opened for international flights for now.
Meanwhile, the federal government has said that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will receive its first international flight on Monday, 7th September