Foreign Dignitaries Depart Abuja


All the foreign presidents who came for the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan have left for their respective countries.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who monitored the movement at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, reported that the last batch left at 1 p.m.

They were the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her Zambian counterpart, President Rupiah Banda.

NAN also reported that there was no disruption of flight both at the domestic and international wing of the airport on Monday.

Also, traffic at the international terminal was normal, as there was no flight delay nor cancellation.

Some of the passengers, who spoke to NAN, said there was no delay or cancellation of their flights because of the high level of traffic at the airport, occasioned by the presidential inauguration.

A Burundian diplomat said: “we did not suffer much traffic, though on our way to Nigeria, there was heavy traffic due to influx of high profile dignitaries.

“But on our way back, the traffic is better compared to when we come into the country.

“We are happy to be part of the occasion. Your country is good and you are good people. The inauguration was a huge success.’’

Alhaji Mustapha Abu, a Nigerian international businessman, said there were no problems regarding flight delay and cancellation.

“Everything is moving in order,” he said.

Passengers were seen in high spirit boarding their flights.