Nigeria Approves Re-opening of Maiduguri Int’l Airport

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The Federal Government has approved the re-opening of the Maiduguri International Airport for commercial activities following security improvement in recent times, Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, has revealed.

The airport was closed over 18 months ago following persistent attacks of the state by Boko Haram fighters.

“It is interesting to announce that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu, has confirmed to me that the Federal Government had issued a directive for the re-opening of the Maiduguri International Airport for commercial activities,” he told newsmen yesterday.

“In fact, the Chief of Air Staff told me that the Nigerian Air Space Management Agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, were already directed to work out modalities for the resumption of flight operations in the airport,” he added.

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