Construction of an international airport in Nigeria 25% complete

28 January 2016

The construction work on the MKO Abiola International Airport in Nigeri at, Ido Osun in Osun State, Nigeria is at 25% complete. Wemimo Adebajo, the Consultant Engineer to the state ‎government on the project announced during his inspection tour at the project site. He added that when the project is fully completed, it will be ranked among airports with the longest runways in Nigeria.

The present site of the MKO Abiola International Airport is the first place where aviation activities took place in West Africa. The West African Frontier Force was lifted from the Ido-Osun aerodrome, which is the present site of the MKO international Airport project during the World War II, since then the conscious effort by the state to make it the best in Nigeria if not in Africa.

The government has so far spent about US$13.56m part of the US$55.24m revised total cost of the project.

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