The Federal Capital Territory Administration and Ministry of Aviation in Nigeria have agreed to work in synergy towards ensuring that passengers connecting to and from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and railway terminals enjoy seamless flow and access to the facilities.
Nigeria’s Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and his Aviation counterpart, Engr. Hadi Sirika made this commitment while addressing the media after a joint inspection of the facilities in Abuja.
Malam Bello expressed delight at the seriousness of the Aviation Ministry in providing a concourse between the railway and the airport.
He added that the entire project has been in fulfilling the completion of the critical ongoing infrastructure projects.
The Minister expressed his appreciation to the China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC, Nigeria Ltd for its commitment at ensuring a timely completion of the project.
Also speaking, the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika said that, his ministry will work to ensure a temporary access for passengers arriving the airport or departing to the city upon arrival.
This he said has become necessary in view of the need to meet up with the target required for the commencement of rail operation in a few weeks times.
This, according to him, will resolve likely human and vehicular traffics in the airport.
According to him, “The temporary access will give time for officials of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and the FCT Administration to work together to harmonise issues affecting the formal concourse that is designed to link up the airport and railway terminals.”
Mr. Sirika commended the FCT Administration for its dedication towards the speedy completion of facilities installment, saying that the railway would greatly enhance the outlook of the city and give a modern transport facility to its residents.
He underscored the immense benefits that the light rails will provide to both the airport passengers and FCT residents.