September 29, 2022

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Closure of Lagos airport runway painful however obligatory – Pwajok


Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Administration Company (NAMA) Mr Matthew Pwajok has appealed to airline operators within the nation to bear with the authorities over the short-term closure of the Runway 18L on the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

He stated although painful, it’s nevertheless obligatory that the set up of the airfield lighting system is completed now to forestall problems within the occasion of an emergency on the second runway 18R on the worldwide wing of the airport, affirming that the business can be higher for it.

The NAMA helmsman advised reporters in Lagos at a media occasion that “we’ve got been anxiously ready for the lighting methods on Runway 18L. It’s one thing that could be a obligatory evil, we’ve got to close down and work on it to have it an excellent runway. It is vitally vital in order that in case you have drawback with the worldwide runway, you’ve one thing to make use of at night time.”

He defined thus “the best way we’ve got been working utilizing just one runway at night time means if we’ve got drawback with the worldwide runway, it means we are able to’t use another runway and I feel everyone is collaborating to be sure that we are able to all endure it and on the finish of it, Nigeria can be higher off and Lagos can be higher off.”

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