The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the extension and rehabilitation of the runway is essential for Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMIA) and for Lagos city, at least to improve the safety of the airport and passengers.
Hence the reason, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) Yesterday approved N2,272,838,724.84 billion (N2.3b) for the extension and rehabilitation of MMIA, Lagos.
The minister disclosed this while briefing state house correspondent, at the end of FEC weekly meeting presided by president Muhammad Buhari:
“Today in Council, Aviation presented a memo for a revised estimated total cost for the extension and asphalt overlay of the Murtala Mohammed airport runway, which was re-scoped to reconstruct and rehabilitate the taxiway bravo. The sum involved is N2, 272, 838, 724.84 and it has completion of twelve months.”
“This central taxiway bravo is very critical to the operations of Lagos; it improves the efficiency and safety of that particular airport. It has been abandoned for the last 16 years or thereabout and in our own efforts to ensure that all projects are completed for the benefit of the country,