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Transport Ministry To Spend N258 Million for Abuja Airport Private Jet Terminal

The Ministry of Transport has earmarked N258m for the construction of a new terminal for private jet operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.

This development is an effort to meet the growing demand for non-scheduled flights services in the country.

The plan is contained in the proposed 2016 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly recently.

A breakdown of figures contained in the budget proposal for the ministry indicates that the ministry has allocated N173m for the construction of a general aviation terminal (GAT) at Wing D of the Abuja airport.

Construction of the GAT for private jets operation will gulp N71.5m, while N13.6m has been appropriated for the provision of a GAT protocol lounge and rehabilitation of the fire station at the airport.

The GAT is where non-scheduled flights like private jets, chartered and special airlines’ operations take place at the airport.

Also, the ministry has proposed to construct a new airline office at the airport for N66.5m, while a new accident rescue centre will be built for N45m.

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