Nigeria’s FEC approves N92.1b for construction of Abuja Airport 2nd runway

MINA Blog– The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N92.1 billion for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

This is coming a day after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to look for special funding for the second runway of the Airport.

Buhari specifically gave the directive at the inauguration of the new Terminal Building, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday

Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting, presided over by President Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said the administration would use same pattern it had used to raise funding for all of its other projects across sectors to achieve the new task.

According to him, the Abuja runway project is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.

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