The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) say the Kaduna International Airport is now ready for international operations.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the organisation has installed all safety equipment needed for the operation.
“All the things we need for international operations are on the ground. What is important actually is the safety equipment for the landing of the aircraft.
“We have seen the runway is good, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) has been installed and the terminal building is ready.
“The contractor has been directed by the Acting President to redouble his effort so that the remaining items of work that are remaining should be completed before the commencement of the international operations in Kaduna.
“I think this is one of the luckiest airports; they have five generators as standby power supply. So we have more than enough,’’ he said.
Similarly, Mr Fola Akinkuotu, Managing Director of NAMA, told NAN that once the Abuja Airport was closed, NAMA would deploy the mobile tower from the airport to Kaduna to complement what is already on the ground.
He said that NAMA management had certified the capability of Kaduna Airport, adding that its engineers have done a good job on it.