A Private jet operated by Nest Oil Limited has skidded off the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja,
The incident led to the closure of the only runway by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for 30 minutes, a situation that has affected the landing and takeoff of aircraft from the airport.
A statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu explained that the aircraft lost its landing gear in the process but that all hands are on deck to put the situation under control and normalcy would be restored within the hour.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify passengers and airport users that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be closed for the next 30 minutes” Yakubu assured.
Yakubu added that the closure is to enable FAAN take safety precautions.
Meanwhile, FAAN has re-opened the runway for flight operations
According to Yakubu, “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify passengers and airport users that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja is now open for normal operations..Management appreciates your understanding.”
Nestoil Limited is the largest indigenous EPCC company in the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector and has been a significant contributor to the industry since inception in 1991.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of the company is Dr. Ernest Azudialu
It provide a complete project package from initial planning through design, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning to start up, operations and maintenance, and if necessary to outage/shutdown.
The company offers first class service in: pipelines/ flowlines construction, maintenance and repairs, horizontal directional drilling for pipeline construction, pressure vessel manufacturing, steel structures fabrication, production facilities-new build, upgrade, operations and maintenance among others.