By Salim Yunusa
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved four airports in Nigeria as Special Economic Zones.
The approved airports are Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
“I am very glad to announce that Mr President has Approved our four International Airports as Special Economic Zones. These are Lagos, Kano, Abuja & Port Harcourt. Our roadmap working,” he tweeted.
The minister on Wednesday also assured Nigerians that the national airliner will swing into full operation by the first quarter of 2022.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, “In this 2021, we will try to do all the needful and probably we intend to start operations somewhere around first quarter 2022