[Abuja]–The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on behalf of the Federal Government, has announced the formal closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, starting from 12 a.m on Wednesday, March 08, 2017.
The information was disclosed at a world press conference on Monday, March 06, 2017, in Abuja.
According to the Minister, the airport will be closed for the duration of six weeks.
Also speaking, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the government has kept its promise to make Kaduna Airport ready for use as alternative.
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency say the Kaduna International Airport is now set for international operations.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the organisation has installed all safety equipment needed for the operation.
The closure of the Abuja airport is coming after an advocacy group, Concerned Nigerians, called on the Federal Government to immediately close the Abuja airport in order to avert possible aviation disaster, in February 2017.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg