Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is pleading with foreign airlines operating in Nigeria to
make use of Kaduna International Airport during the six weeks closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Osinbajo made the plea in Kaduna on Friday in an interview with newsmen shortly after his on-the-spot assessment and readiness of the Kaduna airport.
He urged the airlines to bear the situation and be ready to work with the Federal Government to achieve its objective of delivering a safe and secure aviation sector.
According to him, one thing that is clear is that not all foreign airlines have declined to come here but we have met with a great number of them that are willing to come.
‘‘I think we need to tell the foreign airlines that this is an emergency and a temporary arrangement and they should be ready to work with us because we are concerned about safety and comfort.
‘‘They are here also to see things for themselves and we would be happy if they work with us,’’ he said.