This is just as he said the airports reopening would stimulate economic activities in the region.
Speaking yesterday at the reopening ceremony, Captain Yadudu explained that aviation was a confidence imbuing business and needed stakeholders needed to rely on that confidence.
He said that the runway surface suffered continuous deterioration as a result of age and this marred the confidence of those flying and so government had to take the painful but important decision to shut the Airport on August 24th last year, and rehabilitate the runway.
“Akanu Ibiam International airport Enugu was closed to aircraft traffic due purely to safety concerns. It was a difficult but necessary decision to forestall unforeseen situations that were potentially dangerous and disastrous to aircraft operations.
“It was a big decision because this airport is a major part of our operations and revenue generation but in aviation we have to take the interest of safety and security and the economic interest of our people , our stakeholders which is all Nigerians.
” Today we are here to confidently reopen our runway, I say confidently because ours is a confident business. We are confident because this confidence is the necessary ingredient for us to work. Far and wide , without confidence there will be no aviation and that is
“Aviation is a confidence business and passengers have to have confidence in the systems reliability to fly. If there is no confidence, no stakeholders , no passengers, no flight, no operations, no revenues hat us why everything in aviation has to be high integrity and reliability