Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, has assured that the ongoing remodelling of airports will be completed in record time
without any abandoned project under her watch.
Oduah spoke after a two-day tour of eight airports at the weekend.
The minister inspected the remodelling of Yola, Sokoto, Ilorin, Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Enugu airports.
Oduah, who decried the abandoned project syndrome in Nigeria, said the present administration was committed to timely completion of projects it started in late 2011 under the Airport Remodelling Project Initiative.
She said: “When we came on board in 2011 and drew up our master plan and implementation road map, which had as its core components the Airport Remodelling Project, we were charged by Mr President to ensure that we complete every project we embark on.
“We assured Mr President that we would see every project to its logical conclusion and we are committed to that. We are fortunate to have his full support and the support of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
“The result of that level of support is what you are seeing today. Not only have we completed, inaugurated and put to use a lot of the remodelled airports, work on the remaining ones is at 95 per cent completion. So, under my watch, no project we have begun will be abandoned.”
The minister said the Yola Airport was critical to the successful implementation of the transformation programme in the Aviation sector.
She said it was among the designated perishable cargo centres, adding that its cargo terminal would be completed in the second quarter of this year.