The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will before the end of this week get safety and security certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, a source close to the regulatory organisation has said.
According to the source, the airport, which began operations about 15 years ago, recently got a pass mark in security, safety and equipment from the NCAA, adding that the certification process began in 2014.
The NCAA was said to be satisfied with the several manuals submitted to its inspectors by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, operator of the airport.
The source added, “There are five stages involved in airport certification. The fifth stage is the presentation of certificate to the management of FAAN, which is slated for this week.
“With the successful certification, Abuja will now be the second airport in the country to be certified by the authority. The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was the first to be certified by the NCAA in September.”