Nigeria to spend NGN1.1 billion for Abuja airport relocation


The planned relocation of the operations of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport to Kaduna will cost the government the sum of NGN1.1 billion for the six weeks reconstruction work that will be carried out on its runway.

Minister of state for Aviation,Sen. Hadi Sirika while briefing the senate on Tuesday on the logistics implication of the relocation said that the ministry had taken into account relevant agencies that would be deployed to facilitate the relocation and it will gulp NGN1.134 billion.

The breakdown of the allocation to the various Ministries involved are;

The Nigerian Railway Corporation is allocated NGN100.3 million, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) will take NGN237.2 billion , the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) will take NGN325.0 million.

A total of NGN358.5 Million was allocated to the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigeria Immigration Service is to take NGN29 million.

The ministry is also going to hire the buses of the Federal Ministry of Transportation for NGN84 million, which brings the total figure to NGN1.134 billion.The Abuja Airport is expected to be closed for six weeks from March 8.