Abuja airport will be shut down for 30 hours, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said.
In a message released today the spokesperson for the aviation agencies Yakubu Dati said:
“The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be closed for maintenance work for 30hrs (12 midnight on Saturday, July 5, to reopen 6am on Monday, July 7. Kindly note that the closure is for 30 hours only and NOT three days. Inconveniences are highly regretted.”
It has been learnt that the temporary closure will be made to allow for maintenance of the runway.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Hope Ozodinma, made this known while briefing journalists after the meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. The official also explained that it is a widespread practice all over the world to shut down airports for attendance.
Sources: Naij.com news, Premium Times
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