The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will close for business beginning from 12 a.m. Wednesday.
The Federal Government formally announced the closure through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a world press conference Monday in Abuja.
The closure which is for six weeks will enable repair to be effected in areas that needed to be worked on.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who was present at the briefing, said the government has kept its promise to make Kaduna Airport ready for use as alternative.
Also, the Minister of State in charge of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said observations made by acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who was in Kaduna Airport on Friday had been “taken care of”.
He said the government has set up a website: www.abujaairportclosure.info, through which information will be shared with Nigerians.