The Federal Government will still carry out another round of upgrade work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for 18 weeks after the facility would have been reopened for operations on April 19.
A top Presidency official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Sunday.
The airport is currently shut to allow reconstruction of its runway. The work, which is in its third week, is expected to last six weeks.
Quoting from a report of the Federal Government Coordinating Committee overseeing the management of the airport repair, closure and relocation, the Presidency official said unlike the ongoing work on the runway, the 18-week upgrade would not necessitate closure of the airport.
He said the upgrade would be done in the night and would not disrupt flight operations.
The official said, “After the Abuja airport reopens for operations on April 19, upgrade works on the runway will continue for another 18 weeks.
“This second phase of upgrade works on the runway will be carried out at night, with no disruption to flight schedules.”