By Festus Fifen
Excited by the reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja after about 6 weeks of closing it for reconstruction of the runway, President Muhammadu Buhari Has commended the efforts of the Ministries of Transportation, Power, Works and Housing, security agencies, Kaduna State Government and other stakeholders on the successful completion of work on the runway and re-opening of the Airport, 24 hours ahead of the time limit.
In a statement by his Media Adviser Femi Adesina, 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 also 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.
It will be recalled that the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport was closed March 8 2017 for reconstruction of the Runway which until then was “a disaster waiting to happen” in the words of minister of state for Aviation Hadi Sirika.
Reopening of the Airport a day before the April 18th schedule for the opening is another milestone achieved by this administration.