Senate Summons Amaechi, Fashola Over Airport Closure


The Senate on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, over the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. 

This followed a motion sponsored by Chairman Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, and co-sponsored by five other senators.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika were also summoned. They are to appear before the Senate within two days to explain the reasons for the closure. Others summoned are, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, Managing Director, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Managing Director (NAMA).

Presenting the motion, Sen. Uzodinma raised grave concern about the decision by FAAN to close the Airport for six weeks,…

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