The Federal Government on Tuesday officially inaugurated a 10 megawatts power plant at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
It also inaugurated an Accident Rescue Centre, the NAIA Domestic Terminal D and the Fire and Rescue Station of the General Aviation Terminal.
The facilities, some of which had been in use by airport users and passengers, were inaugurated by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
The minister stated that the facilities were introduced to not only boost power and safety but to also increase passengers’ comfort at the nation’s capital airport.
The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Rabiu Yadudu, told journalists that the power plant would end all forms of electricity outages at the Abuja airport.
He said the plant was completed abroad and shipped into Nigeria before it was assembled at the NAIA.
Yadudu, who became head of the authority on Monday, stated that it took about two years for the contractor to complete the power project, adding that the facility had significantly improved power supply at the NAIA.
The new FAAN boss said, “This power plant has a capacity of 10MW and it will definitely put an end to all forms of power outages at the Abuja airport.
“This is because we won’t have to depend on the public power supply and we are sure that it will supply 100 per cent of the electricity we need at this airport.”
When asked to state the cost of the power project, Yadudu replied, “I cannot tell you that but the good thing is that we are now free from power supply problems as a result of the introduction of this plant.”