Nigeria Begins Airport Remodelling

19 August 2010 (Last Updated August 19th, 2010 18:30)

The Nigerian Ministry of Aviation has begun a complete remodelling of five major airports in a bid to address rising concerns with infrastructure breakdown in the country. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will carry out a comprehensive infrastructure development programm

The Nigerian Ministry of Aviation has begun a complete remodelling of five major airports in a bid to address rising concerns with infrastructure breakdown in the country.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will carry out a comprehensive infrastructure development programme at airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu.

Nigerian Minister of Aviation Fidelia Njeze said the remodelling designs for the five airports have been completed and the projects will be concluded in the next 12 to 24 months.

Under the programme, six obsolete generators and transformers are being replaced at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) to prevent power outages, according 234next.com.

MMIA will also be provided with redundant power systems to serve as a backup when there is system failure, such as the blackout that plunged Lagos International Airport into darkness on 9 May.