Federal Government Announces Closure of Abuja Airport

Federal Government Announces Closure of Abuja Airport

The Federal Government of Nigeria, Monday, announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for repairs.

The airport, which is one of the largest in the country will remain shut from 12 a.m. Wednesday, said the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.

Mr. Mohammed, who addressed a world press conference in Abuja, said the airport will be closed for six weeks.

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, also attended the press conference.

Addressing newsmen, Mr. Amaechi, said the government has kept its promise to make Kaduna Airport available for use during the closure of the Abuja Airport.

Confirming this, Mr. Sirika, said all the observation made by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, during an inspection tour of the Kaduna Airport on Friday has been addressed.

The minister said the government has set up a website: www.abujaairportclosure.info, through which Nigerians would be given information on what is happening.

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