Nigeria aviation minister Hadi Sirika says Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu to be ready soon

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The Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Thursday that the Enugu airport runway will be completed before the celebration of Easter and the airport will be reopened for operations.

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Mr. Sirika made the disclosure while inspecting the airport, the federal airports authority of Nigeria said in a statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC.

According to him, because of the strategic importance of this airport to the South-Eastern region, the Federal Government carefully contracted the  project to a reputable construction company (Messrs PW Ltd) and that the contractor has given assurance that the project will be completed before Easter.

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Stating that the new international terminal being constructed at the airport will also be completed before the end of the year, Senator Sirika noted that Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Air Field Lightning (AFL), Taxi lights and other key deliverables are also parts of the project.

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The Honourable Minister was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs. Cecelia Eze Ilo, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr Musa Hassan, the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji and Nigeria’s representative to ICAO, Engr Ben Tukur.

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