Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, will be temporarily closed from midnight on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
This is to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), carry out major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport.
FAAN’s managing director, Saleh Dunoma, confirmed this in a statement released on Thursday.
Dunoma also confirmed that the Kaduna International Airport would serve as the alternate from March 8.
“Normal operations will re-commence at the Abuja Airport on April 19,” he added.
Dunoma appealed to airline operators, passengers, airport users and other stakeholders to bear with the FAAN, saying it would continue to upgrade facilities at the nation’s airports.
He explained that this was in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) annexes.