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FG to shutdown Muritala Mohammed Airport, announces date

The federal government has announced the temporary closure of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) to start on October 1, 2023.

All international airlines were told to leave the airport’s grounds on Thursday by Festus Keyamo, the minister of aviation and aerospace development, in order to make room for substantial repair work.

Keyamo revealed this while on a tour of the international airports in Lagos with Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.

Keyamo also suspended all contracts, projects, and concessions in the sector until further notice.

“All airlines should vacate the MMIA before the 1st of October, 2023 and relocate to MMIA terminal two,” the Minister said.

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