The Federal Government of Nigeria has formally announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as from 12 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
The announcement was made today by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a world press conference in Abuja.
According to him, the airport will be close for six weeks.
Also, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the government has kept its promise to make Kaduna Airport ready for use as alternative.
The Minister of State in charge of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said observations made by acting President Yemi Osinbajo who was in Kaduna Airport on Friday had been taken care of.
He said the government has set up a website: www.abujaairportclosure.info, through which information will be shared with Nigerians.
Mr Sirika also said that so far, only one international airline has agreed to use Kaduna airport.