The Federal Government has pledged to make sure the supply of a brand new worldwide airport in Lagos earlier than Easter celebration in 2020.
It additionally promised to ship a brand new airport in Kano in December this yr as had earlier been finished in Abuja and Port Harcourt.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure whereas whereas answering questions from reporters on the finish of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) assembly presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
He mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted counterpart funding for the supply of the 2 airports as scheduled.
Sirika mentioned: “Mr. President has gratuitously approved counterpart funding to quickly finish the new Lagos airport and that of Kano. We will by God’s grace complete Kano Airport in December and the new Lagos Airport with that of Enugu before Easter.”
He defined that the necessity to assemble a brand new airport in Lagos had change into compelling, allowing for that when the airport was first commissioned in 1980, it was meant to serve solely 200,000 individuals.
Siriki’s added that the variety of passengers utilizing the airport has risen from 200,000 in 1980 to eight million individuals right now with quite a lot of infrastructure there-in already collapsed.
The minister additionally defined that the plan for the overhaul of the Lagos airport is in two phases, noting that after the supply of the brand new airport, the outdated one might be redesigned and reconstructed in acknowledgement of the rising inhabitants of Lagos in addition to the attraction that Lagos continues to generate.