Kaduna airport 95 percent ready

Do you support the diversion of flights to Kaduna airport over repair of Abuja airport runway? 

The Chairman Ministerial Security sub Committee on the movement of Abuja International Airport Operations to Kaduna, Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG (operations), Alkali Baba Usman on Friday, said 24-hours security surveillance will be mounted around the Kaduna airport and environs for protection of live and property.

Usman, who declared Kaduna Airport safe to receive flights diversion from Abuja, said the repair and fixing of equipment is 95 percent completed.

He said the committee members were in Kaduna to assess the security situation around the state and the airport.

He said, “We are ministerial sub-committee on the airport diversion project, our mandate is to ensure that there is security on the roads and at the airport and the terminal.

“So far so good from what we have seen right from Abuja to Kaduna. In all aspects of preparation in terms of security; we are 90 per cent okay.

“Our level of deployment on the roads has been accessed and we have marked where we will cover in terms of patrol going and coming to Abuja

“We have also make arrangement to protect the airport and equipment, building and everywhere, and before proper take off everything must be on ground.”

On her part, Kaduna Airport Manager, Amina Salami, said, “You must have seen the terminal is big and can take all the international flights that may be coming in, along with the domestic airlines,” she said.

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