Nigeria to commission airport by the end of May says Oduah
By Oyise Oghene
The minister of aviation, Princess Stella Oduah has assured that some of the remodeled facilities at 11 airports across the country would be commissioned at the end of May.
The minister who disclosed this to newsmen at the weekend during the inspection tour of Kano, Abuja and Benin airports said the modernization work at the airports was at the advanced stages.
“We have done more than 85 per cent of the work. From the end of this month we are going to start the unveiling and commissioning of the projects. Construction is a long process because the foundation has to be right. We have gone a very long way,” she stated.
She also said that what the ministry was doing had gone beyond mere polishing and renovation of terminal buildings and conveniences at the airports.
“What we are doing goes beyond remodelling; we are doing reconstructing of the airports. We are doubling the sizes of those airports; we are changing all the facilities. So you can’t call that remodelling.
“Reconstruction is what we are doing to ensure passengers’ safety, to ensure that they get value for their money and most importantly we want airports that all Nigerians will be proud to have. That is what this administration is all about, a total transformation of the aviation sector,” she stressed.