Nigerian govt. to shut Abuja airport
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday threatened to close down the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The minister said he feels sad whenever he talks about the aviation sector in Nigeria.
Sirika spoke during the presentation of vision and plan of the aviation sector to stakeholders in Abuja.
Defending the planned closure, the minister showed images of the Abuja airport runway which was characterised by potholes.
“The infrastructures at the airports are dilapidated and I was tempted this morning to close down the airport and I will probably do that for sure.”
He added that the government is considering concessioning of the airports and will start that process with the Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano airports.
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