Stakeholders Fault Second Runway for Abuja Airport

By Wole Oyebade

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have condemned Federal Government's plan to give the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, a second runway, saying the project lacks justification, especially in economic terms.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Adamu Aliero, had during the inspection of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja aerodrome at the weekend, said there was no going back on the construction of a second runway for the Abuja airport "because of the increasing passenger traffic and capacity for the airport."

Aliero said the National Assembly had already made provision for the second runway in the 2018 Appropriation Bill.