Friday , 7 October 2022
President Muhammad Buhari

President Buhari assents to N10bn request for Akanu Ibiam international Airport upgrade

PRESIDENT Muhammad Buhari has announced his approval to the request made by the Ministry of Aviation for N10bn for repairs on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The president made this announcement on his official Twitter handle expressing government’s commitment to fixing the nation’s infrastructure despite limited resources.

His tweet read thus,”I have approved the sun of N10bn 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 items competing for our limited resources, we will continue to pray it’s infrastructure investments in every part of the country. It is our responsibility to ensure Nigeria’s infrastructure is fixed; we will keep doing this,” tweet ends.

Recall, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Runway in Enugu for major repairs and works on the airfield from midnight on 24th August, 2019.

FAAN in a statement signed by General Manager Corporate Communication, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu revealed that this move is aimed at resolving the existing Safety/Security concerns to flight operations.

A date to reopen the runway was communicated unofficially by the Minister putting it at before Christmas

With this approval, an official reopen date can be announced as work can commence officially.

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