The Ministry of Transport has set aside N258m for the construction of a new terminal for private jet operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.
A breakdown of figures contained in the budget proposal for the ministry indicates that the ministry has allocated N173m for the construction of a general aviation terminal (GAT) at Wing D of the Abuja airport.
Construction of the GAT for private jets operation will gulp N71.5m, while N13.6m has been appropriated for the provision of a GAT protocol lounge and rehabilitation of the fire station at the airport.
Also, the ministry has proposed to construct a new airline office at the airport for N66.5m, while a new accident rescue centre will be built for N45m.
This development is an effort to meet the growing demand for non-scheduled flights services in the country.