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Buhari to spend N14bn on new Murtala Muhammed International Airport

By Michael Abimboye on 18/05/2019

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•Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika
•Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to pull down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, to construct another one.

He said the project would be handled by Julius Berger at the cost of N14billion.

He stated that the terminal in use, which was built in 1979, has outlived its usefulness.

The terminal was built to handle 300,000 at inception, but the passengers the facility handles now has grown to 8 million in the past three years.

Also, the government said it would shut the Enugu International Airport for total repair of the runways which are caving in.

Ethiopian Airlines, which operates into the airport, would be stopped because of the danger the airport poses to flight operations.

The Minister said he had discussed with the Enugu State Governor of the need to relocate the market sited very close to the airport and the free trade zone to make for expansion of the runway and other facilities to international standard. (New Telegraph)


Source News Express

Posted 18/05/2019 05:36:57 AM





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