International airlines had complained the runway was damaging their aircrafts © PA
International airlines had complained the runway was damaging their aircrafts © PA

Nigeria closes 'decayed' airport

9 March 2017

Nigeria is to close Abuja airport for six weeks to carry out repairs following reports the runway has fallen into such disrepair it was damaging aircraft.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was being closed to carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport for six weeks from 7 March.

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