According to the Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, the shutting down of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, remains at midnight of Wednesday, 8th March 2017, not Tuesday as believed. He said that the clarification became necessary as the actual time for the closure had been misunderstood in some quarters.
“Stakeholders in the Aviation sector and the general public are therefore to note that Abuja airport remains open for operations until the midnight of Wednesday. Government has also concluded all arrangements for the complimentary transportation of passengers to and from Kaduna as soon as the Abuja Airport shuts down for operations. This is in line with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to mitigate the discomfort of air passengers resulting from the closure,’’ Sen. Sirika said.
The minister stated that government will also set up contact points at the Idu and Kubwa railway stations for those opting to travel by rail to Kaduna. Also, only those with valid air tickets and/or boarding passes would be allowed on the buses or travel by train at government expense.
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