The Nigerian Government has approved the temporary closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with effect from midnight of March 7 to pave way for rehabilitation of the runway for six weeks.
This disclosure was made by the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Saleh Dunoma on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
According to him, the airport would be re-opened for operations on April 19, 2017.
Dunoma stated further that due to the temporary closure, Kaduna Airport, which had been upgraded to international status, would serve as the alternate from March 8 till the completion of the rehabilitation.
He said: “Normal operations will re-commence at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on the 19th April, 2017.
“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 air passengers to be patient with FAAN “as we continue to upgrade our facilities in compliance with NCAA and ICAO Annexes, which bothers on security and safety at the airports.