March 18, 2020: The National Aviation Conference, which was originally slated to be held from April 1 - 4th in Abuja, Nigeria has been suspended, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) stated.

The suspension followed global anxiety over the spread of the coronavirus, with Nigeria confirming the third case in Lagos. According to a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN's spokesperson, the suspension became necessary in order to maintain safety precautions across the country.

"This is due to the need to adhere to safety precautions in the face of the coronavirus presently spreading across nations globally. The World Health Organization recently declared Covid-19 a global pandemic and advised that as much as possible, individuals and organisations should avoid clustered gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus. A new date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible," FAAN statement read.

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