Federal Government declares Abuja airport ready for operations

The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority – NCAA, Usman Muktar, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway is ready for operation and can be opened today.

Muktar stated this while speaking with journalists during an inspection of the airport’s runway in Abuja.


Managing Director Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Saleh Dinoma, confirmed the airport’s readiness.

In the meantime, managing director of the airport, Mahmoud Sani, also mentioned other areas of the airport that have been revamped.

The Abuja airport was closed on March 8 for six weeks to enable rehabilitation of its 3.6 kilometres runway to be carried out. Flight activities were consequently diverted to Kaduna International Airport during the period.

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