While the services were suspended, passengers were offered a bottle of water by some airlines.
The Minister disclosed this on Monday at the weekly briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The Minister explained that the decision was taken in consideration of the businesses that have been adversely affected by the suspension and comfort of passengers.
He however noted the processes and procedures for the resumption of the services would be revealed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which will be in line with international practices.
The Minister also noted the reopening of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Port Harcourt International Airport for international flights were sacrosanct.
He said a simulation exercise would be conducted prior to the opening to ascertain the level of preparedness.
– The Nation