Foreign airlines reject Kaduna airport as Abuja airport is closed

Kaduna Airport[Photo Credit: NewswireNGR]

Only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna International Airport, as the Nigerian government officially announced the closure of the Abuja International Airport on Monday.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, told journalists that so far only Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to use the Kaduna airport as an alternative.

The government said the Abuja airport will be closed beginning from 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The closure will last for six weeks to allow a comprehensive maintenance of the airport runway.

The decision to close the only airport in the federal capital has been criticised by aviation experts, and several international airlines warned they will not operate the Kaduna route.

Mr. Sirika said observations made by acting President Yemi Osinbajo who was in Kaduna Airport on Friday had been “taken care of”.

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  • Sam

    Who wan die?

  • AryLoyds

    I think they are scared of funlani heardsmen!

    • musa aliyu

      Yes. Why not? You, that is talking is writing from your grave, after Fulanis don kill U.

      • AryLoyds

        Do you want airline passengers to be kidnapped by the same foreign herdsmen killing in southern Kaduna , Musa dont be heartless!

  • Salmanu Gwarzo

    Then what? NA dem loosem

    • The Patriot

      @salmanugwarzo:disqus

      Lai Muhammed should make nationwide broadcast at 7.00pm and say the following:

      • There is nothing to fear about Kaduna. Passengers should pluck courage.
      • Everybody will die one day. Better to die on a paid ticket by yourself.
      • Government will upgrade all nearby mortuaries in Kaduna metropolis, Zaria,
      and Funtua, to make sure no corpse will be left behind on the Kaduna-Abuja
      Expressway.
      • Government will discuss with insurance companies to sell life insurance policy
      to each passenger disembarking at Kaduna airport to avoid undue dislocation
      or difficulties for widows and orphans whenever Boko Haram or Fulani herdsmen
      attack with AK-47 rifles in regular mass killings.

      • Mshelia Joseph

        Silly comment!

        • Primo Compatriot

          The sarcasm was on point though …

      • Mufu Ola

        Valueless comment.