23-Sep-2010 10:48 AM

Nigeria to redevelop five airports

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Fidelia Njeze, announced the Nigerian Government has given approval for a NGN90 billion (USD587 million) redevelopment of five Nigerian airports in accordance with international standards (AllAfrica/This Day/The Punch, 21-Sep-2010). The funds would be allocated to the development of runways, terminals and other airport facilities. Ms Njeze identified Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja), Aminu Kano International Airport (Kano), Port Harcourt Airport and Akanu Abiam Airport (Enugu). Ms Njeze stated that Nigerian airport infrastructure had “decayed and degenerated” and that the airports should not be operating in their current state. President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly approved of the upgrading of the airports.

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