Flight diversions: Presidency gives update on Abuja airport repairs

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The Presidency has once again announced that the ongoing reconstruction works on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (NAIA), which has commenced, will not last beyond the stipulated six weeks deadline.

Mallam Garba Shehu
Mallam Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu gave the assurance in a statement via his Facebook page on Sunday.

According to him, the contractor handling the project had been fully mobilised.

He wrote, “The contractor handling the project, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is confident of delivering the runaway for use within six weeks.

“The contractor is fully mobilised at Abuja airport, it will be for six weeks. Please bear with us, it’s in the interest of safety.’’

DAILY POST reports that the federal government had last week closed the NAIA for six weeks, to repair its runway, and diverted the airport’s operations to the Kaduna airport.

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika temporarily moved his office to Kaduna, following the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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