Presidency commends completion of Abuja airport

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Abuja airport runway

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the successful completion of work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

This was contained in a statement by the Presidency on Tuesday.

The statement said: “The President commends 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.”

Efficiency in ‘all sector’
The President said that he looked forward to such display of inter-agency cooperation and efficiency in the operation of the entire Federal Government machinery.

President Buhari 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 Abuja airport was closed on March 8 for a period of six weeks, to give room for rehabilitation work, lasting six weeks.

It was scheduled to be re-opened on Wednesday April 19 but the contractors completed their work two days ahead of schedule.

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