President Buhari Suspends Operations Of Private Jets, Passenger Planes – Channels Television

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President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the movements of all private jets and passenger flights in Nigeria.

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The president announced the suspension during a national broadcast on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

He said: "The movements of all passenger aircraft, commercial and private, are suspended", adding that special licenses will be issued as needed.

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In addition, as part of the government's move to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Nigeria, the president ordered a total blockade of the states of Lagos and Ogun.

The request was also extended to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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Addressing the Nigerians, the President said: “Based on the recommendations of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, with effect from 11pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.

"This restriction will also apply to the state of Ogun due to its proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two states".

He urged all citizens in these areas to stay in their homes, adding that travel to or from other states should be postponed.

All companies and offices in these locations must also be fully closed during this period, added President Buhari.

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