No going back on Abuja airport- Amaechi
The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi says there is no going back on the Federal Government’s plan to close the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja for six weeks.
Speaking at the second presidential business forum of the Buhari administration, the minister said Lufthansa airline has already been grounded for the past three days due to damaged gear on landing.
Amaechi was responding to the concerns of the negative impact of the closure of the airport by the President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Frank Udenba-Jacobs, who made a presentation on behalf of the Organised Private Sector at the forum.
According to him, the airport has outlived its 20 years live-span and is now 34 years old. He noted that the work to be done is not just repairs but complete re-building.
The meeting was the Second Presidential Business Forum, a platform to engage and interact with the private sector to keep them abreast with government's policies and activities.