The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was reopened to flight operations on Tuesday, a day earlier than the scheduled date for the reopening as announced by the Federal Government.Abuja Airport has been under repair over 6 weeks.
The airport was shut on March 8 this year in order to allow Julius Berger Plc to carry out a total rehabilitation of its runway and taxiways for a period of six weeks, with the reopening scheduled for today (Wednesday).
Reacting to the development, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his excitement over the reopening of the airport.
In a three-paragraph statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commended the efforts put in by the relevant ministries and security agencies as well as the Kaduna State Government.
He said he looked forward to such display of inter-agency cooperation and efficiency in the operation of the entire Federal Government machinery.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday commended the efforts of the Ministries of Transportation, Power, Works and Housing, the security agencies, Kaduna State Government, the contractor, Julius Berger, and others on the successful completion of work on the runway and reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the time limit.
“The President said that he looked forward to such display of inter-agency cooperation and efficiency in the operation of the entire Federal Government machinery.