Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has said the Asaba Airport will be shut down for major repairs to be carried out at the B Section of the airport, while repairs on the runway are already nearing completion.
He said this was to ensure the airport met the requirements of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA).
Okowa was speaking while on tour of the ongoing upgrade of the airport.
He expressed confidence that the airport would be the best in the South-south and South-east region of the country.
“The only time that the airport will be put to a close will be when they are dealing with the Section B. At that point in time, because it is at the middle section you will not have the 2.4 kilometres that is needed.
“I am told that, that aspect has to be left for the dry season so that there is a much shorter time of closure of the airport.
“We will work in the best interest of the state and the passengers to deliver our schedules. The important thing is that the work in Section A is well done,” Okowa said.