The unions in the aviation sectors on Friday through an open letter to the president, expressed their views on the planned closure of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for repairs.
They said that the six weeks scheduled closure would be counter-productive for the nation’s economy.
As reported, parts of the letter read:
“While we accept that the Abuja runway has turned bad and requires a quick fix, our unions are of the opinion that total closure of the airport should be the last ineluctable option in repairing the international airport’s runway. Skeletal repairs of the runway could be adopted by allowing the airport for use likely between 6.00am and 6.00pm while fixing of the major damaged portions of the runway continues during the nights. This has been done in several parts of the world. Why should Nigeria’s case be different?”
To be honest, that’s a really good point.
The Unions also claimed stakeholders were not carried along by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) before the decision to close the airport was taken.
What do you think- manage 6 weeks and let them get everything done? Or keep it open and fix it in bits? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Okolo Ezinne