President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on an inspection tour of the facility.
Buhari was taken on a tour of the facilities by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
The building is expected to the completed in August according to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the contractor handling the project.
The President who rode to the airport on the newly commissioned train left the airport by 12:13 pm in a helicopter marked NAF-541.
On the impact of the rail on the aviation sector, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said: “It will make things easy and it will be seamless. People will come from the light rail and straight into the aircraft and vice versa. Transportation will be more efficient and that is the whole essence of transportation by air.
“It will also allow people to connect to their businesses and workplaces in much faster time than before.
“It will reduce the pressure on our roads, ease traffic congestion on all the arteries that leads to airports around the world. So Abuja would be a classic example of multi-modern integration and transportation which eases things and makes them better.”