Shell Nigeria Yudala
Senate summons ministers, other stakeholders over Abuja Airport closure

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 11/01/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 272

•Senator Hope Uzodinma.
•Senator Hope Uzodinma.

The Senate has resolved to invite the Ministers of Transportation, State Aviation, Works, Power & Housing, Federal Capital Territory FCT, Chief of Air staff, Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, to provide details on the planned closure of Abuja Airport, slated for March 8.

The Upper Chamber called the relevant stakeholders to explore other options that can avoid a total closure of the Airport for Six weeks to carry out repairs.

The Ministers, according to the Senate, “should be invited to meet with the Senate in few days.”

The Planned Closure of the Abuja Airport which was sponsored by Senator Hope Uzodinma during plenary on Tuesday.

However, the Upper Chamber is worried that a six weeks outright closure of a major and the only airport in the FCT can trigger untold hardships on air travelers.

It therefore said it is determined to explore all other possible options that can avert the planned total closure of a strategic National port for six weeks.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who seconded the motion admitted that “there is need to repair the runway but I don’t agree with closure of the Airport,” adding that “many countries have repaired Airports without closure and many lives have been lost on Kaduna road.”

In his contribution, the Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn N’Allah remarked that “I am disappointed with the approval of the closure. We should make necessary consultations and find alternative solutions to it.”

Senator Barnabas Gemade representing Benue Central maintained in his contribution that “I will suggest that we should take the shutdown in piece meal, we can do repairs 36 hours in a week or on Saturdays.”

Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West, admitted that “such action will embarrass us as a country. It will also affect us economically, politically and socially. Our Aviation intellectuals must think.”

Senator Shehu Sanni from Kaduna, in his own comment, added that “the elites are running away from the problems they created. They have created hell and want to live in paradise. If the road is bad they do not want to go there.”

Source News Express

Posted 10/01/2017 5:29:29 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
NEITI calls on foreign partners to help fight...

Hole-in-the-heart boy needs N3.4 million to live; parents...

Shun Governor Wike’s meeting, Senator Abe advises Ogoni...

Herdsmen on rampage in Niger State, kill 37...

France grants $170m for improved power supply in...

Rivers PDP hails court judgement on Tai re-run...

Buhari, French Government chiefs parley on defence, security...

Shettima seeks imprisonment for officials arrested over IDP...

Eagles go for CHAN bronze •We can’t afford...

‘Governor Yahaya Bello not sick, desperate politicians behind...

Presidential Aide’s Orderly shoots self, airline passenger at...

IGP withdraws ID Cards of Police Community Relations...

 

Latest News How access to Whatsapp encryption may affect your privacy NiMET forecasts moderate dust haze, cloudy condition for today EFCC docks suspected Internet fraudster Delta Speaker declares Warri South 1 State Constituency seat vacant Enugu builds 300 schools across 17 LGAs Court remands men over armed robbery, attempted murder AITEO redeems $202m debt to NNPC Recession: Okowa seeks help for Government Woman’s arrogance crashes 16-year-old marriage Court adjourns case of 22 disengaged Dangote Cement workers Lagos to regulate employment of domestic workers, guards I will resign if Abuja Airport is not reopened by April 19: Aviation Minister

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (235,111 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (213,602 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (177,599 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (162,026 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (150,980 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (133,405 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (116,662 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (115,691 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (103,285 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (100,354 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (98,798 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (93,452 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,498) Business Verdict (14) Columnists (656) Complaints & Requests (82) Enterprise & Opportunities (143) Entertainment (293) Features (410) Global Business Monitor (144) International (1,314) Interviews (116) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (49) News (22,771) Opinion (665) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,628) Religion (493) Sports (1,246) Stock Watch (15) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

JAMB Sale of 2016/2017 UTME/DE applications

 

CBN Advert

 

Mohammed Anas thanks 'wife and girlfriend' (full interview)

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!