FG announces closure of the Abuja airport march 8

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Minister of state, aviation, Hadi Sirika

The Federa airports authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has assured passengers, airport users and other Nigerians that all necessary facilities have been put in place for the successful closure of the Abuja airport.

The agency has called for cooperation from all Nigerians in this regard as the Federal Government through FAAN officially issued a notice announcing the  temporarily closure of the he Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to enable it carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport.

The airport is to be shut by midnight March 7, 2017 and reopened after  six weeks for the duration of the rehabilitation.

In a  statement signed by Acting  General Manager, Corporate Affairs Federal airports authority of Nigeria FAAN   Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said  due to the temporary closure, Kaduna International Airport will serve as the alternate from 8th March, till the completion of the rehabilitation.

“This is to inform all airline operators, passengers, airport users and the general public that the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the temporary closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport.”

“According to the Managing Director of FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the closure, which will take effect from the midnight of 7th March, will be for a period of six weeks, after which the airport will be re-opened to operations again.”

Normal operations is to  re-commence at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on the 19th April, 2017.

“Noting that the Authority has put in place necessary facilities that will ensure the safety and security of all airport users and seamless facilitation at the Kaduna International Airport, he appealed to all stakeholders to bear with the Authority as we continue to upgrade our facilities in compliance with NCAA and ICAO Annexes, which bothers on security and safety at the airports.”

 

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