A new terminal being constructed at Abuja airport- Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport-is 80 percent complete and is slated to be opened in January 2018, Nigerian state officials have said.
Construction of the terminal is being spearheaded by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in partnership with the Nigerian government. It is being built at a cost of US$200 million.
And on Friday the Abuja airport received Aerodrome certification from both the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) certification Teams.
Apart from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport terminal, Nigeria has other mega projects in the pipeline. The country’s Senate has already approved a $5.5 billion loan request presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of the projects that the money will help support include:Mambila Hydropower Project, construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, as well as counterpart funding for rail projects and the construction of the Bodo- Bonny road with a bridge across the Opobo channel.