The Ministry of Aviation has not abandoned the airports remodelling project initiated during the reign of Princess Stella Oduah, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Friday.
This assurance is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Coordinating General Manager, Aviation Parastatals, Mr Yakubu Dati.
The statement described the allegation against the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Jamila Shu’ara as not only unfounded and untrue, but also unfortunate.
The statement reads: “The allegation against the Permanent Secretary that she refused to release funds to contractors handling the remodelling project was not only unfounded and untrue, but very unfortunate.
“We wish to state that the remodelling project was designed by the Federal Government to modernise all airport terminals in the country.
“The design was in line with International standards and best practices, and it has not been abandoned.
“The seeming lull in the execution of the project in some of our airports was caused by the late passage of the 2014 budget.
“We therefore wish to assure the public that work on the project will be accelerated as soon as fund is released to the affected contractors”, Datti said.
The statement added that the Supervising Minister of Aviation, Dr Samuel Ortom has assured Nigerians that work on the remodelling project would be completed on schedule.