Contrary to reports that the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria is shutting down the Abuja airport for three days, FAAN in a statement clarified it’s decision to maintain the runway.
Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Communications, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja will be closed for maintenance work for 30hrs (12 midnight on Sat Jul 5, to reopen 6am on Monday July 7, 2014).
Mr Yakubu further said that the closure became necessary to allow the airport authorities fix the runway of the airport in line with international safety standards.
He had earlier in a statement said that “the facility upgrade, which is in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) requirements and NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority), approved Safety Standard and Recommended Practices, will further elevate safety and security to greater heights.”
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city. It consists of an international and a domestic terminal. Both terminals share the same runway.