Finally, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been shut and repair work has started.

A News Agency of Nigeria journalist who visited the airport reported that the contractor, Julius Berger Plc, has commenced the repair work at the site.

He said that unwanted equipment and air crafts have been removed from the airport runway while Julius Berger vehicles were seen moving in construction equipment.

Mrs Hajara Musa, the Manager, International Terminal, told news agency that the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had handed over the runway to Julius Berger.

Musa disclosed that the company had already done the marking to clearly indicate the runway had been closed to landing.

According to her, FAAN management has handed over the airport runway rehabilitation to Julius Berger Plc, which is on the ground carrying materials from one place to the other.

On the movement of passengers to Kaduna, Musa said that the management was alive to its responsibility by putting measures in place to achieve desired results.