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Nnamdi azikiwe airport   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced on Wednesday that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja’s runway, will be shut down for two days. This statement was made Yakubu Dati, the spokesperson for the aviation agencies. He said that the closure of the airport’s only runway is to enable facility upgrade and traffic maintenance. He said that the upgrade is in line with the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)’s requirements and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s NCAA’s approved SARPs. The runway, he said, will be closed at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 5 to reopen at 0500 UTC on Monday, July 7.  He apologized to all intending passengers, airline operators and aviation stakeholders for the inconvenience the closure might cause.

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This article was first published on 4th July 2014

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