Buhari hails re-opening of Abuja airport

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and Housing, the security agencies, Kaduna State Government, the contractor, Julius Berger, and others, on the successful completion of work on the runway and re-opening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the time limit.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Tuesday, the President looked forward to such display of inter-agency cooperation and efficiency in the operation of the entire Federal Government machinery.

He also thanked Ethiopian Airlines for cooperating with the Nigerian Government during the period of the closure of Abuja airport, describing it as a good example of intra-African cooperation.

The airport was shut on March 8, 2017 to enable repairs to be carried out on its sole runway.


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