Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has
revealed that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be
shut down on March 8, 2017. According to the minister, the Federal Government will still go ahead with the construction and there is no going back.

Sirika said this on Thursday, February 2, 2017, while speaking to members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation.
minister also told the lawmakers that the Federal Government has also
commenced the process of closing down the Abuja airport.
to him, the government has also taken steps to ensure that movement
from the Kaduna airport to Abuja and other destinations is hitch free.
also told the members of the committee that the security of lives and
property of those travelling on the roads are guaranteed.
The minister said the government has also embarked on the reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and other link roads.
He said “The
security team will take care of the security of passengers and goods
during the period. Hoteliers and restaurateurs have their services ready
on standby.
“So, in a nutshell, Kaduna is busy and ready to receive the expected passenger flow.”

The  Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be opened for business on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, according to the minister.
You will recall that the Senate had rejected plans by the Federal Government to close the Abuja airport for repairs.


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