The Ministry of Transportation has made it known that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja will be closed on March 8, 2017 for repairs.
The country’s capital’s airport’s runway is to be reactivated after closure. The closure will last for six weeks.
The announcement of the date, which was previously fixed for February 2017, was after a meeting between Minister of State (Aviation) Hadi Sirika and stakeholders in the sector.
The Nation reports that the Ministry spokesman James Odaudu said the meeting enabled the minister to brief the stakeholders on efforts being made to ensure that the use of Kaduna’s airport is “seamless and hitch-free”.
According to the plan, flights to the Abuja airport will be diverted to the Kaduna Airport, about 160kilonmetres to Abuja and passengers travelling to Abuja will travel in bus shuttles, guarded by security provided by the government, to the capital, The Nation reports.