Kaduna airport reopens after fire outbreak
A day after flights into Kaduna airport were temporarily suspended following a fire incident which razed the tower, the airport has been reopened to traffic.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) spokesman, Yakubi Dati, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said opening of the airport was made possible because of a directive by the Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam, that the agency’s mobile tower which was in Abuja be immediately deployed to Kaduna airport.
He said the AIB is investigating the cause of the fire and appealed for restraint in speculations.
A fire broke out at the control tower of the airport on Sunday and completely destroyed air traffic control facilities, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) had announced.
NAMA had said in a statement that it issued NOTAM (Notice To Air Men) to that effect informing the operating airlines locally and across the globe of the development.
The fire incident was attributed to power surge which immediately sparked fire that razed the entire tower.
All the personnel on duty were safely evacuated, NAMA said.
“There is no cause for alarm as we are on top of the situation. Our mobile tower is capable of handling normal traffic as it is well equipped with necessary ATC console to do that”, the managing director said.