Africa: Governor Ugwuanyi inspects rehabilitation work at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, to assess the level of work done so far by the construction company handling the project (PW).
The airport was closed to airline operators to allow for rehabilitation to be carried out on the runway which was deemed unsafe for flight operations.
According to atqnews.com, President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The President gave the approval following a meeting with South-East governors and leaders from the zone at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I have approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. I have the assurance of the Minister of Aviation that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards. “Even as we have many items competing for our limited resources, we will continue to prioritize infrastructure investments in every part of the country. It is our responsibility to ensure Nigeria’s infrastructure is fixed. we will keep doing this,” Buhari stated after the meeting.
The South-East governors and leaders from the zone on Thursday demanded for a special fund for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu State. They made the demand during the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the group, Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi, also sought for declaration of state of emergency on roads and erosion in the South East.