The Federal Government has expressed its discontent with the high level of infrastructural rot at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, particularly its only runway, and declared that it might close the airport soon.
It also stated that it would trim down what it termed as the bloated workforce, particularly managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
Sirika, who gave a detailed presentation at the event, regretted that the Abuja airport runway had been neglected over time by previous governments, and wondered how pilots were coping with the facility.
Buttressing his points, the minister showed his audience photographic clips of dangerous potholes on the runway and stated that the pictures were taken the previous day (Sunday).
He said he was tempted to shut the airport when he saw the level of dilapidation of the facility, adding that he would surely close the NAIA in the near future in order to ensure the safety of lives and property, especially as the raining season sets in.