Resume Lagos-Abuja flights – Sanwo-Olu begs FG
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commenced moves to get the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19 to allow flights from Lagos to Abuja to resume considering the growing impact of the closure of the airports on the state’s economy.
According to the governor, the industries most “significantly” affected by the lockdown include the aviation industry as well as the entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries.
Recall the that the Federal Government had on March 23 shut all international airports in the country. The shutdown was later extended to the closure to all airports in the country, banning all local and international flights.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made this statement during a webinar hosted by FSDH Merchant Bank on Friday. The webinar, titled, ‘A global pandemic: local realities and peculiarities – a view from the frontlines’, was anchored by the Chairman, FSDH Holding Company, Mr Hakeem Belo-Osagie, and the bank’s Managing Director, Mrs Hamda Ambah.