Nigeria is set to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja Nigeria for six weeks from February 2017 to repair damaged runways, rerouting flights to Kaduna Airport. The aviation minister, Hadi Sirika said it was necessary in order for reconstruction work to be carried out on the runway, Reuters reported. Emirates Airlines suspended flights to Abuja in October, citing several factors including the state of the runway. Comment: Many other airports in Nigeria including Lagos and Asaba definitely NEED globally acceptable runways. Does this mean that Abuja Airport only has ONE major RUNWAY??