Abuja second runway ready in 12 Months – Aviation minister

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said that the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be ready before the end of this tenure in 11 to 12 months’ time.

He said this at the presentation of the certificate of occupancy for the expansion of the Abuja airport runway and other aviation facilities within the airport in Abuja.

The certificate of occupancy was presented to the aviation minister on Friday by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello.

Speaking at the event, the aviation minister said the expansion of Abuja as one of the fastest-growing cities globally necessitated the reason for the need to expand the Abuja airport, build a second runway and establish major aviation facilities.

He said that all structures will be done in line with the Abuja master plan and in collaboration with the FCT team.

He also said that apart from the runway, other major facilities will be completed within the remaining time of this regime.

Speaking earlier, the FCT minister said the total number of land allocated for this project is about 12,000 hectares.

He urged the aviation minister to ensure proper supervision and collaboration between the FCT and engineers and workers so that all structures and buildings will follow the due process of the Abuja master plan.

The FCT minister committed to collaborating with the aviation ministry in achieving the aviation road map.

Article first published on the Punch Website

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