The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, one of Nigeria’s busiest, would be shut down for another 30 hours between Saturday, July 12 and Monday, July 14, Mr.Dati said in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday (8 July 2014).
This will be the second time in one week the airport has faced disruptions to activities as it is said to be undergoing another round of runway repairs.
“The airport, one of Nigeria’s busiest, would be shut down for another 30 hours between Saturday, July 12 and Monday, July 14, Mr.Dati said in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday.“The second phase for the rehabilitation of the remaining section of the runway will hold for 30 hours between Saturday 12 (2300 UTC) and Monday 14 (0500 UTC), 2014,’’ the statement said.
It said the rehabilitation was being carried out in two phases to minimise the inconveniences the runway closure would have on air passengers and aircraft operators.The statement said the rehabilitation of the runway would enhance safety of flight operations.
The first time it was closed for 30 hours for rehabilitation on Saturday July 5, was re-opened for flight operations on Monday July 7.
President Jonathan directed the immediate construction of a second runway for the airport.