The Federal Government has disclosed that the second runway at the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport will gulp N72.3billion.
The cost covers the construction of the runway, taxiways, links, fencing with gates, internal perimeter and crash roads, service roads, and drainage.
It was also disclosed that with adequate funding, the project would be completed in the next six months.
So far, the contractor has been mobilised to the site and has done five percent of the work.
Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, stated this during an oversight visit to the airport by the Joint Committees on Aviation and Committee on the FCT.
Speaking at the site of the second runway, the Minister said: “This spot is where the much-awaited second runway is coming. The contractor has been mobilized to site and work has commenced in earnest.
“The contract cost is N72,341,479,217.22 and the construction period is 12 months with a maintenance period of one year.