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Runway repairs: Inconveniences won’t last beyond 6 weeks – Presidency

Abuja Airport: Flight operations, businesses resume after 6 weeks closure

The Presidency has once again assured Nigerians 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.

The assurance was given on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement via his Facebook page.

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.’’ 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.