How Nigeria plans to revive its aviation sector post-COVID-19
22 September 2020 | 7:00 am
It is now five days since Nigeria reopened its air borders to commercial international flights after over five months of COVID-19 shutdown. President of the Nigeria Aviation Roundtable, Gbenga Olowo joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss the resumption protocols and expected impact on the aviation sector.
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