The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Usman Muktar, has said that rehabilitation work on the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, has been completed and ready for operation. Giving the assurance he said, that NCAA had concluded the second phase of inspection as a follow-up to the recommendations made to the contractors to correct some areas of concern earlier identified by a team of experts.
He said: “We have carried out the inspection and we have confirmed that the job has been done quite satisfactorily in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standard and recommended practices.
“So, the airport, the runway is very ready to accept flight operations safely.
“By this, we are declaring that the airport and its runway are quite operational at the time that has been determined as the official opening of this airport,”.
He explained that NCAA had already issued “Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)’’ to all aviators worldwide that the airport was ready for reopening on Wednesday as scheduled.