Delta State government says Asaba International Airport is set to resume flight operations after four months of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic .
Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who stated this while inspecting the airport ahead of the resumption of aviation operations expected to begin few days, said that the airport was ready.
Mr Ebie said that the state government had put necessary protocols in place at the airport for passenger’s compliance with COVID-19 protocols recommended by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for aviation activities.
He explained that the inspection was to ascertain the level of preparation on the part of the management of the airport for full resumption of flight operations in the airport.
The Secretary to the Delta State Government said that he was impressed with the level of compliance with guidelines by Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the NCDC against the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Ebie gave an assurance that the state government would work out modalities to ensure that physical-distancing and wearing of face masks were maintained at the airport.
The Special Project Director of the airport, Mr Austin Ayemidejor who conducted the inspection team around various sections, said the airport was fully set to host full flight operations.
Sam Erhunmwunsee/FRCN Asaba