Abuja, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Reopened
Abuja airport that was closed for six weeks was opened yesterday Tuesday 16 April. The airport which was closed for repair on the runway was scheduled to open today Wednesday 1, April.
The closure of one of West Africa’s busiest airports had been another blow to Nigeria’s already suffering economy.Piecemeal attempts to fix the runway since its lifespan ended 14 years ago had failed. But after a South African Airways plane was damaged on landing in August, other airlines either stopped flying to Nigeria’s second-busiest airport or threatening to do so.
Inadequate maintenance of infrastructure has long been a problem in Nigeria, mainly because of corruption in one of Africa’s largest economies.