<p style="text-align: justify;">Jan 3, 2017: Nigeria's government has proposed closing the airport in its capital, Abuja, for six weeks to repair runways that some airlines have described as dangerous.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The government wants to close <a title="Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport" href="http://abuja.airport-authority.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport</a>, the country's second busiest, for most of February and March. Work by German construction company Julius Berger will continue after the airport reopens and is expected to take six months.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Flights would be diverted for six weeks to Kaduna city, which is 250 kilometers from Abuja on a road frequented by bandits.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A government statement stated that officials will meet stakeholders on January 5 realising the "high level of discomfort and inconvenience" the closure of one of West Africa's busiest airports will cause.</p>