Abuja Airport to get a second runway

The Federal Government has decided to construct a second runway at Abuja Airport. The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, declared that the expansion of Abuja Airport is part of the ongoing renovation of airports across Nigeria. In 2010, a contract for the construction of a new runway awarded to Julius Berger for $423 million was revoked because of the high cost. Oduah listed her achievements and plans at a meeting marking the first anniversary of President Jonathan’s administration. The Aviation Minister is also criticised for the way her transformation agenda is being financed.

New facade for Kano Airport terminal as part of the ongoing remodelling exercise

New facade for Kano Airport terminal as part of the ongoing remodelling exercise

Renovation work at Enugu Airport is far from complete (this is how it looks from the outside), despite the airport being open again. Images of construction work at Port Harcourt Airport and Calabar Airport.

Update:

The Federal Government and Chinese investors have reached an agreement for the latter to build state-of-the-art terminals at four major airports in Nigeria, including Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

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One response to “Abuja Airport to get a second runway”

  1. Zuzu says :

    The government has decided, and apparently started, a runway construction project worth millions of dollars without revealing any details of the contract sum, specifications and orientation of the runway, and the who the contractor is…. The more things change, the more they stay the same in Nigeria!! This is the Oduah lady that everybody is raving about!! Corruption still staring at us.

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