President  Muhammadu Buhari  said he was excited over the re-opening of  the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja a day  ahead of  time.

He commended the efforts of the Ministries of Aviation and Works, security agencies, Kaduna State Government, the contractor, and Ethiopian Airline for their cooperation

As the Abuja International Airport  re-opens for business, poor maintenance culture of the country's airports  have been identified as factor hampering the growth of the aviation sector. 
Aviation security expert John Ojikutu says government's interference has for long restricted the NCAA . He also blames the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority  for major setbacks in the industry
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway has been officially reopened for operations, a day ahead of the proposed date.
An Ethiopian Airline was first to land on the newly rehabilitated airport.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika expressed delight that the facility was ready before the deadline.
He had boasted that he would resign if the deadline was not met.