Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Why Abuja airport must be shut down.....Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, disclosed that an aircraft, belonging to Lufthansa, had been grounded for the past three days at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport due to a damaged landing gear.

Amaechi said this at the Second Presidential Business Forum held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and presided over by President Yemi Osinbajo.
The minister was responding to the concerns raised by the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Frank Udenba-Jacobs, on the negative implications of the planned temporary closure of the airport.
He said there was no going back on the Federal Government’s decision to close the airport to allow reconstruction of the runway.

The minister said, “We are not going back on the planned closure of Abuja airport.
“I understand that Lufthansa landed and damaged its gear and has been here for three days.
“The runaway was built to last for 20 years but it has been in use now for 34 years.
“We cannot do it only at night. We don’t want to lose anybody.  We are not repairing but rebuilding. If anything happens, you will ask us to resign and we don’t want to resign.”

RCA and his humorous ways. Lol