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Renovation work at Jos Airport 95% completed – Manager

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Renovation works at the Yakubu Gowon Airport in Jos, Plateau State, is 95 percent completed.

Ayinla Olufemi, manager of the airport, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.

The project, when completed, would give the airport a facelift and attract more airlines and passengers to it, he said.

Olufemi said that the contractors handling the work have returned to the site after the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He listed the renovation work to include paintings, roofing, tiling and provision of additional facilities.

The manager said facilities such as conveyor belt, sensor taps, soap dispensers and hand dryers would be installed.

Furthermore, he explained that it was necessary to ensure a reliable system for social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have installed sensor taps, hand dryers and sanitisers in all the toilets, already, but the conveyor belt will be installed soon,” he said.

“We have also marked the floor to ensure social distancing to maintain up to two-meter space between passengers,” he said.

The airport manager explained further that the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Plateau state government and MaxAir for commercial flight operations between Jos and Abuja would give passengers a faster connection and further open up the airport.

 

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