By Ige Olugbenga
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the first landing on a test flight in Abuja, after six weeks of rehabilitation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway and other facilities.
The Minister is said to have flown in from Kaduna while Ethiopian airline is expected to land at the airport anytime from now.
It would be the first major airline to do so, coming a day to the reopening of the airport which the federal government says is 100 percent complete.
The airport manager, Mahmud Sani, who disclosed this to Channels Television, said the terminal buildings at the airport have been upgraded for the safety and comfort of passengers.
The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, had earlier reaffirmed the news, adding that the agency used the opportunity provided by the airport’s closure to address other airport excellence in safety (APEX) related items.