Abuja Airport wins most improved international airport award

Ijeoma Nwankpa, Abuaj


The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA) has won the most improved international airport in Nigeria, award for the year 2017 at the 8th Nigeria Aviation Award.

The award ceremony, which took place in Lagos also saw the Airport Manager for NAIA, Mr Sani Mahmud as the Airport Manager of the year.

The organisers of the event, Nigeria Aviation Awards (NIGAV), acknowledged the improvement recorded by NAIA management in ensuring the timely completion of the runway rehabilitation in 2017.

Mr Mahmud was given the best manager of the year for ensuring sanity and orderliness in the airport during the period of runway repair.

The airport was also recognized for the new look of its terminal building including the opening of new terminal and decongestion of the airport generally.

NGAV said that NAIA under the leadership of Mahmud has led the drive towards maintaining international standard hygienic practices both within and outside the airport premises.

It added that the airport under Mahmud also got its aerodrome certification for the first time since inception from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in November 2017

Receiving the award, Mr Mahmud thanked the organizers for the recognition and promised to more to maintain the feat and also build on the current achievement.

He however assured airport users of greater service improvement in all areas of operations within the airport.