Update on Repair Work at Makurdi Military Airfield

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Repair work on the Runway and ancillary facilities at the Makurdi Military Airfield is progressing steadily towards completion. The repairs, which had necessitated the closure of the Airfield to civil flight operations, as published in relevant Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS), are aimed at improving flight safety in accordance with global best practices as well as in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations.

In order to hasten completion of the work, repair activities are being conducted literally round the clock, both day and night. The scope of work covers removal of failed sealant and application of fresh sealant to the concrete slab joints of the Runway, taxiways and apron; resurfacing of cracked portions of the manoeuvring area as well as re-marking of the Runway, amongst others. Currently, the work has reached an advanced stage and is expected to be completed around January 2019.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

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