Vanguard - Charles Kumolu & Prince Okafor
No fewer than 15 states have spent N301 billion on airports that failed to meet the yearly passenger traffic requirement per airport, Sunday Vanguard findings show.
The airports, which are spread across the country, are underutilized as many hardly record daily flights while others only have a few chartered flights sometimes.
Constructed by state governments, they depend mainly on a few viable airports to survive, thereby corroborating the public outcry that often meets the decision of state governors to construct them.
Nigeria currently has 31 airports, with many operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.