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The Air side of the new Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

Photo News: The Day President Buhari commissioned Port Harcourt International Airport

ON the 25th of October, President Muhammadu Buhari stormed Omagwa where he commissioned the first of four newly built terminals at Port Harcourt, the PHIA. The terminal projects, jointly funded with $500 million from the Chinese Exim Bank and $100 million counterpart funding from Nigeria is the first of the series to be followed by Abuja Terminal, Lagos Terminal and Kano Terminal. Here is how it happened… in pictures

The introductory ceremony:

The President during the national anthem
President Buhari and Governor Nyesom Wike at the commissioning of the airport
Federal Airports Authority of NIGERIA (FAAN) Managing director, Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige; Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport Saibu Zakari together for national interest

The unveiling and commissioning:

President Muhammad Buhari(middle) flanked on either side by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige and Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike while unveiling the plaque for the terminal’s commissioning
The plaque after unveiling

The inspection after unveiling:

At the commencement of inspection of the facilities at the terminal
Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika showing the President around
A part of the departure hall
Baggage Claim areas
The Immigration counters
The clearing area
The ambiance of the Airport Terminal
The baggage claim carousel

 

The terminal ambiance
The terminal ambiance and aesthetics
inspecting the escalators

The President takes his leave

The President departs
The Air side of the new Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
Outside view of the Port Harcourt International Airport terminal

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