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The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika said studies and consultations were done before the Kaduna Airport was chosen as an alternative to Abuja Airport.
With the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport under repairs and the Kaduna airport bearing the increased traffic, one would expect other airports in the country to step up.
The Ministry of Aviation closed down the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport, Abuja, for renovations while diverting passengers to Kaduna airport.
Also commending air passengers for their understanding, the minister of aviation said the measure was a temporary one in the interest of every air traveler.
The federal government had earlier announced that repair of the Abuja airport runway will commence immediately after its official closure on Wednesday.
The minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi said the federal government has fulfilled its promise to make the Kaduna Airport available and ready for use.
Influential global weekly magazine, The Economist has mocked the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja runaways as the airport is set to be closed for six weeks.
Security has been beefed up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as passengers are in last minute rush to travel for the Christmas holiday.
While he was way, opposition party in Kogi state raised alarm over the health status of governor Yahaya Bello
Rather than fly business class, he was spotted in the economy section of the plane alongside Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige