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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Federal Government To Construct 10 New Airports – Says Minister of Aviation


The Federal Government of Nigeria says 10 new airports will be constructed across the country to boost civil aviation.


The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation for the 2021 budget defence by the ministry and its agencies.


Sirika said that civil aviation had witnessed growth, saying that the number of airports in the country had increased.

“There are airports coming up in Benue, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Lafia, Damaturu, Anambra and so forth. All of these show that civil aviation is growing during this administration,” he said.


Sirika said both the executive arm of government and the National Assembly had done justice to the civil aviation sector since 2015 when the current administration came on board through the development of a roadmap, which was being implemented.

“So, we have about 10 new airports coming up; that is almost half the number of airports we used to have in Nigeria. We are adding 50 per cent of the number of airports,” Sirika said.

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