Nigeria approves additional funding for NAIA new terminal

Posted: January 19, 2018 in general
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has now approved additional funds for ongoing works at the new Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja Terminal already funded by the Chinese EXIM Bank.

The terminal project, one of the four, which is part of the US$500 million dollars loan from the Chinese EXIM bank and 100 million dollars counterpart funding from Nigerian government is said to have a foundational issue which had altered the master plan of the airport.

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, had confirmed last week that the completion of the project is now dependent on correcting certain problems including works on power and water supply as well as its location to avoid blocking the control and fire towers which were not factored in the earlier costing of the project.

He hinted that there may be some relocation of some structures to ensure that the terminal functions at optimum and does not hinder safety or security for that matter.

”The new Abuja Airport Terminal, inherited by this administration suffered defected design and construction, affecting Power supply, water, Sewer systems, the Apron etc. Remedial work is now ongoing. Today’s FEC approval for power is the first step in the remedial work.#FECBrief,” confirmed a tweet from @AsoRock, the Twitter handle of the Presidency.

During last week’s inspection on the state of work at the terminal, Sirika said: “The contractor has told us some of the challenges he has been facing regarding some of the components of work and some additional works required for this project to be put into use.

“Unfortunately, some of these components are complex which would delay this job and some of them are from the foundation like that of the sewer and water. There is also the problem of the control tower blocking the access into the terminal apron and also the inadequate nature of the apron itself.


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