The airport was closed for reconstruction on August 24, last year and during the period, government had assured that it would be ready for use at the 2019 Christmas season. It is not yet clear when different works going-on at the Akanu Ibiam International airport Enugu will be completed, let alone fixing the date for resumption of flight operations at the Eastern gateway. Uncertain has continued to trail reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, 11 months after its closure for the repair of its runway and upgrade of facilities to meet international standards. Governor, we are very grateful to you, thank you very much”. While Sirika on August 29, 2020 made history as the first minister to land at the airport after its rehabilitation, Eze recorded double history as the individual whose aircraft made the first flight out of the country when the airport open for international flight in 2013 as well as landed on the facility after reconstruction of its runway among others in 2020. Although an elaborate ceremony which attracted almost all stakeholders in the South East and dignitaries from outside the zone to the official reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, commercial aircraft are yet to land at the airport as rehabilitation work is still going on. However, it is becoming a thing of worry and shame that each time it gets close to the reopening date of the airport, crippled, flimsy and queer excuses are propped up to push the date forward. Speaking, Enugu State Governor, who was the host governor, said that it was because of the importance of the airport to the South East in general and Enugu State in particular that his administration spared no effort in removing all structures that impeded safety at the facility. READ ALSO: All set for re-opening of Enugu airport terminal building, others.
The minister on arrival at the airport held a lengthy meeting with the contractor, officials of FAAN and the Enugu State Government.
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Safety first! pic.twitter.com/gVYOZDRiJF, — Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) January 2, 2020. Tweet on Twitter . Speaking to newsmen after he disembarked from the aircraft, Sirika said he was happy that the rehabilitation work at the facility was achieved as planned which made its reopening possible. Your email address will not be published. He stated that two concrete turning pads at runway 08 and 26 and the asphaltic regulatory treatment between the two runways had reached 100 per cent completion. Thank you for the road you built and other infrastructure, logistics support and daily supervision you offered in this place. He was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State.
Speaking on behalf of the South-East Governors, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approval and release of N10 billion for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International airport. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, his aides and other top Ministry official have relocated to Enugu, following the plans to reopen the Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Sunday August 30. The minister, who described the action as unfortunate, said the perpetrator “has given the government the opportunity to show how not to willfully destroy public asset belonging to over 200 million people”. However, with available funds, we will have a laugh last because the airport will come out stronger.”, Project Manager, Mahbub Khan also gave between four and eight weeks for completion of work at the airport, saying, “We are close to 70 per cent completion, but the rains and COVID-19 pandemic have affected our speed.”. Mr. January 3, 2020. Required fields are marked *. Army shoots at protesters at Lekki toll gate, NCDMB takes delivery of 17-storey headquarters, DSS Arrests Two Veterinary Doctors For Supplying Bandits With Camouflage Military Uniform, Treating Rustle Cattle, Murder of security man in Bauchi: Five accused persons in court, ABS unveils foreign coach as new Technical Adviser, NiMet predicts cloudiness, sunshine Wednesday to Friday, #EndSARS: US issues security alert to nationals, #EndSARS : Ekiti govt orders closure of schools over protests, #EndSARS: WANEP condemns killings, destruction of properties.
The Federal Government on Thursday said it would prosecute an architect who allegedly destroyed the concrete perimeter fence being erected at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, The Nation reports.
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Copyright © 2020. The Federal Government on Thursday said it would prosecute an architect who allegedly destroyed the concrete perimeter fence being erected at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, The Nation reports. Jagowstr. However, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, official, supervising the job said that the level of work done was not more than 65 percent, pointing at the contractor is being responsible for the delay in the speed of the job. Tel. Fixing of the airfield lighting is yet to commence.
All things being equal, the reconstruction works at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu should be completed before Easter 2020. Covering about two kilometre, the fence is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the airport. Well, with the availability of funds we will laugh last because this airport will come out properly,” Nnaji said. “What is important is a good job first, completion second.
Khan outlined insufficient asphalt plants, rainy season and well as some other technical issues as part of encumbrances towards earlier completion of the runway.
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