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FG to build new international airport in Lagos, Kano

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The Federal Government has promised to ensure the delivery of a new international airport in Lagos before Easter celebration next year, and in Kano in December this year.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made the disclosure while answering questions from reporters at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved counterpart funding for the delivery of the two airports as scheduled.

He explained that the need to construct a new airport in Lagos had become compelling, bearing in mind that when the airport was first commissioned in 1980, it was meant to serve only 200,000 people, but has risen from 200,000 in 1980 to eight million people today with a number of infrastructure already collapsed.

According to Sirika, “Mr. President has gratuitously approved counterpart funding to quickly finish the new Lagos airport and that of Kano. We will by God’s grace complete Kano Airport in December and the new Lagos Airport with that of Enugu before Easter.”

The minister also explained that the plan for the overhaul of the Lagos airport is in two phases, noting that after the delivery of the new airport, the old one will be redesigned and reconstructed in acknowledgement of the growing population of Lagos.

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