<p style="text-align: justify;">Jan 5, 2016: The closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been postponed to March 8.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja-bound flights to Kaduna airport, which is used primarily for domestic flights was taken after airlines threatened to stop flying to the capital.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The government had said the six weeks closure would begin in February. But a statement was issued which said the aviation minister would discuss the matter with stakeholders, said the "proposed closure" was set to start on March 8.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">No reason was given for the change of date.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The meeting with aviation industry figures will brief them on efforts being made to ensure that the use of Kaduna's airport is "seamless and hitch-free," said aviation ministry spokesman James Odaudu.</p>