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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has got declared that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja runway will be closed once again for another 30 hours for rehabilitation work. FAAN had previously closed the runway for 30 hours between last Saturday evening and Monday early morning.
A statement by the Coordinating General Manager, Aviation Parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that the second rehabilitation exercise would commence on Saturday, July 12 to Monday, July 14.
He said that a notice to this effect had already been sent to all aircraft pilots and other relevant stakeholders, informing them of the impending closure.
According to Dati, the runway rehabilitation is being done in two phases to minimise the inconvenience the runway closure would have on air passengers and aircraft operators if it was carried out at once.
The authority regrets the inconvenience the second closure of the runway, within one week, would cause passengers and other stakeholders. We wish to assure the public and all aviation stakeholders that the conclusion of the maintenance work on the runway would guarantee enhanced flight safety on the Abuja Airport runway, the statement added.