Abuja Airport gets independent power plant

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the contract for the provision of an Independent Power Supplier at the cost of N61 per kilowatt/hour to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this at the end of the Council’s first meeting of the year presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in the Nigerian capital.

Sirika said the contract was awarded following the structural challenges encountered in the construction of a new terminal at the airport being handled by a Chinese firm.

 “The new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, which is called Chinese Building has challenge of power, water, sewage, apron etc that we are putting up there, so, we have to find a way of dealing with those challenges – we are putting up an Independent Power System at the airport, which has been approved by FEC,” he further stressed.

Subsequently, according to him ”the federal government will also attend to the challenges of water, sewage, apron, connectivity between the old and new airport and all the fire stations that are blocking the usage of the airport and perhaps, also the control tower that is connecting the other side of the airport.

“All these will be attended to in phases in preparation for the full utilization of the airport,” Sirika concluded.

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