The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced that it has suspended its scheduled national conference over the continuous spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The National Aviation Conference was earlier scheduled to take place between April 1 and 4, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
A statement credited to the spokesperson of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, revealed that the decision was made in order to adhere to safety precautions in the face of the pandemic.
FAAN said: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby notifies stakeholders and the general public that the National Aviation Conference earlier scheduled for 1st to 4th April 2020, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja has been suspended.
“This is due to the need to adhere to safety precautions in the face of the Coronavirus presently spreading across nations globally.”
Recently, The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and advised that as much as possible, individuals and organizations should avoid clustered gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus.
Mrs Yakubu said: “A new date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible.
“The Authority regrets any inconvenience this postponement might have caused you.”
Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan, Hubei province of Central China in December. About 125,000 cases have now been reported to WHO, from 118 countries and territories.
However, world leaders, sports and show biz stars are among the tens of thousands infected across the world.
Nigeria has only confirmed three cases of the coronavirus. The first being an Italian who arrived in the country and the second in a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian.
The second person later tested negative and recovered from the disease while the Italian is still on isolation and is recovering, while the third case was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.