FAAN shuts down section of MMA for six weeks

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down some sections of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport with effect from Friday.

The agency’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, who disclosed this on Friday said the affected area include Apron Gate 1 and some sections of Taxiway F.

She added that the new development was to enable contractors working on the new terminal to link it with the old one.

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She said , “FAAN hereby notifies airlines, airport users and the general public that effective Friday June 7, 2019, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s Apron Gate 1 and some sections of Taxiway F would be closed to human and vehicular traffic for six weeks.

“This closure is to enable the contractor handling the construction of the new terminal, China Civil Construction Company, link the proposed apron under construction to the existing one.”

“The authority will like to solicit the understanding and cooperation of all concerned towards ensuring a safe airside for aircraft movement and personnel safety during the construction,” she added.

By Babatunde Alao…

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