The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has embarked on the removal of abandoned aircraft at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Chris Bature, the general manager, North Central, FAAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that 70 percent of the abandoned aircraft had been removed.
Bature said six out of the eight abandoned aircraft at the airport, which belonged to both government and private operators, were removed between January and May.
He said the remaining two would be cleared within the next three weeks.
According to him, the decision by the management to remove the aircraft is due to security reasons.
The general manger said some of the damaged aircraft parked at the airport hangar could cause insecurity at the airport.
“Unknown objects can be kept in them which may affect the airport security; we have been able to evacuate quite a number of the unused aircraft on ground here in Abuja.
“We allocated the aircraft to different companies that dismantled them and later remove them.
“About 70 percent of them has already been removed, we have just two that we have issues with but we have responded accordingly.