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I Will Resign If Abuja Airport Repair Is Not In Six Weeks – Minister

Posted: 28 March, 2017 at 09:10 am
I Will Resign If Abuja Airport Repair Is Not  In Six Weeks – Minister
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The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has vowed to resign if the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway is not ready in six weeks period from the period when it was shut down for repairs.

The Abuja airport was closed on the 8th of March to carry out major repair of its runway and expectedly, the airport should be ready on 19th of April 2017.

Speaking during the Aviation Round Table, ART, on Sunday, Sirika said he cannot be stupid to take a decision that involves the lives of over 180million Nigerians and fail them at the end of the day.

He said that work was on-going in the airport and added that the six weeks will indeed be six weeks for the airport to be ready again for international flight operations.

“We have budgeted N150million to charter cargo airplanes to buy and bring in some of the materials we don't have in Nigeria.

“We want to build something we can sustain. The runway will be built to last for over ten years”, he said.

According to him, the decision to close the airport and choose Kaduna airport as its alternate airport was not a political decision but as a result of security, proximity and convenience concerns for the Nigerian people.

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