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Enugu Airport opens -Minister

According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Enugu airport officially known as Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will reopen for normal business on August 30.

Read full report here from Premium Times:

“Mr Sirika gave the assurance at the airport in Enugu after inspecting the progress of ongoing rehabilitation of the runway and upgrade of other infrastructure, aiming toward international standards, on Tuesday.

He said the project has reached between 90 and 95 per cent completed.

The minister said the federal government planned to make a quick intervention in the procurement to ensure dilapidated runway, which was a threat to the safety of operations, is fully dealt with.

“We were on course, but unfortunately, COVID-19 came and the workers took to their heels to ensure that they remain safe.

“We are back on site and we have made a tremendous amount of progress.

“We are about 90 to 95 per cent completing this job.

“However, the final wearing course is where we are on the runway while the perimeter fencing and the road is going on.

“Also, other works, including airfield lighting for day and night operations and for it to truly answer its name – Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu,” he said.

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