Abuja airport to be closed next year

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi SIrika.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday disclosed that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be closed between February and March next year.

The closure, according to the minister, will enable a construction company, Julius Berger Plc carry out total re-construction work on the badly damaged airport runway.

Briefing journalists in Abuja after an inspection of the runway, the minister said the runway will still be put to use during the six months rehabilitation work.

He added that the airport will be shut for six weeks between February and March 2017 when the mid- section of the runway would be reconstructed.

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