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FG Announces Formal Closure Of Abuja Airport

The Federal Government has formally announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. According to the government, the airport would be shut down from 12:00 am on March 8, and would be closed for six weeks. The announcement was made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a world press conference in…”
Moroti Olatujoye
March 6, 2017 2:25 pm

The Federal Government has formally announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to the government, the airport would be shut down from 12:00 am on March 8, and would be closed for six weeks.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a world press conference in Abuja on Monday.

Also at the conference, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the government has kept to its word on making the Kaduna Airport ready for use as an alternative.

The Minister of State in charge of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, also said observations made by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was in the Kaduna Airport on Friday, had been “taken care of”.

He added that the government has set up a website: www.abujaairportclosure.info, through which information will be shared with Nigerians.

So far, only one international airline has agreed to use Kaduna Airport, Mr Sirika said.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured airlines and passengers flying in and out of the Kaduna Airport of maximum security.

 IGP Idris made the pledge on Sunday when he inspected the security arrangement at the Kaduna airport and its environs.
Credit : Channels

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