Nigerian Airports Experience 20% Growth In 2013 Cargo Movement

The recent designation of some of the nation’s airports as cargo airports by the Federal Government has led to a major
increase in cargo movements across the country.

Mr Yakubu Dati, Spokesman Aviation Parastatals in a statement issued Sunday noted that the concept of designating some of the airports as cargo airports was borne out of the need by the Federal Government to facilitate the exportation of agricultural produce and other perishable goods considering the insecurity on the roads.

He said in the third quarter of 2013, a total of 52, 590, 752.65 kilogrammes of cargo was carried through our airports as
against 43, 582, 117.90 in the third quarter of 2012, signifying a 20 percent growth in 2013.

Dati added that the Airport Remodelling Project is is a key component of the Aviation Master Plan designed to modernise all the 22 airports terminals in the country towards restructuring them as centre point of economic activity and investor’s destination.

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