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'Second Abuja airport runway project, a national priority'

14 October 2014, 17:27

Abuja - The Federal Government on Monday said that the second runway project at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be treated as a national priority.

Shehu Iyal, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Aviation, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the achievements of the Jonathan administration in the sector.

To this end, Iyal said that President Goodluck Jonathan had given aviation authorities a marching order to immediately revisit the project and bring it to fruition.   

He said President Goodluck Jonathan has approved and directed the authorities to revisit the second runway project immediately  and it is being revisited.

"I am proud to inform you here that I am part of the committee of the second runway project and it is going
to be treated as a priority.

"There will be a second runway in Abuja for safety, for security and for efficiency.’’

The senior special adviser said that the project would ease the busy traffic on the existing runway and minimise the delay in take-off and landing, currently experienced by passengers at the airport.



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