President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The new international terminal sits on 56000 square meters with a 60metre long skywalk that connects the airport to the metro station which was commissioned earlier in the year. It also has 66 checking counters, 28 immigration desks at arrival and 16 at the departure end.
Expressing satisfaction, President Buhari said, “with the commissioning of this terminal Nigeria is moving closer to achieving and meeting global standards in the facilitation, passenger processing, and service delivery in line with international best practices”.
Meanwhile in reaction to the commissioning, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it called “another failed media stunt” by President Buhari in “trying to posture and claim credit for a project his administration made no contribution towards the funding and execution.”
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbodiyan, the party said it was “derisory to see Mr. President and his handlers, comically swaggering and gleefully hugging the cameras at the commissioning of a project they made no contribution.”
“PDP is aware that President Buhari is desperate to validate his false performance indices, but seeking to lay claim to projects executed by our party, only shows that he has hit the end of the road,” the statement read.