The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it would double the number of airports across Nigeria by 2023.
Nigeria has about 31 airports currently. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria operates 26 of the facilities, while others are largely run by states.
Responding to a question on airports which the government intends to develop in 2021 as captured in the budget of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said a lot of work would be done across airports in Nigeria.
He disclosed this at the Abuja headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Finance during the presentation of the 2021 budget.
Sirika said, since this administration came in, they drew their roadmap in trying to improve on civil aviation and transportation in general. They understood the importance of air connectivity.