The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Thursday, assured the National Assembly’s joint committees on aviation of the completion of the second Abuja International Airport Runway before the exit of the current regime.
Speaking during an oversight visit to the airport in Abuja by the joint committees of the Senate; as well as House of Representatives led by Senator Abiodun Olujimi and Honourable Nnolim Nnaji; Sirika promised the N92bn worth runway would be ready before the end of 2023.
Aviation Minister on ground in Abuja
The Minister conducted members of the committees of the two chambers of the National Assembly around the ongoing projects. The projects are located at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
He disclosed that the contractor for the second runway, Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company, had been fully mobilized.
CCECC project manager, Yang Yantao, responded to Nnaji’s demand for assurance that the runway would be on schedule; stressing that with proper funding, the CCECC would deliver the runway and all the components in six months.
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Meanwhile, a Nigerian man, Nicolas Aina has been charged with the murder of his mother following a stabbing in East London.
Aina is accused of killing 64-year-old Caroline Adeyelu.
The deceased was attacked at a house in Auriel Avenue, Dagenham, on Sunday, Evening Standard Reports.
The 28-year-old Nigerian is also charged with the attempted murder of another unidentified woman, said to be in her 30s.
Ms. Adeyelu was pronounced dead at the scene while the other woman; who also suffered stab injuries, was taken to hospital for treatment.
According to the Metropolitan Police, her condition is not life-threatening.