The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major Gen Babagana Moguno (rtd) on Thursday lifted an earlier order banning helicopters from flying into Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Recall that the NSA on Tuesday issued an order banning helicopters from flying into the Airport from Kaduna.
In a chat with State House correspondents, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika said the NSA after a review of existing circumstance lifted the order on Monday to ease movement into the nation’s capital.
His words, “On the helicopter issue, the National Security Adviser has the constitutional responsibility vested on him by Mr. President to advise the president on national security matters.
“He had earlier on sent out letters banning the helicopters operation into the airport but the NSA earlier this morning (Wednesday) said that helicopters will of course continue to fly to Abuja airport from wherever”.
He said the “procedure that they will use to approach the airport under landing spot will be advised accordingly before the end of today, which means that helicopters can come into Abuja and out bearing in mind that within the metropolitan city of Abuja there are no fly zones and this is very normal in every country”.
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