Enugu Airport To Undergo Complete Overhaul, Hadi Sirika
The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the federal government has approved the overhaul reconstruction of existing facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Sirika made this known while addressing newsmen on Thursday after an inspection of the airport facilities.
Recall that the federal government had, in August, suspended flight operations at the airport following safety concerns raised by the ministry of aviation.
The Federal government ordered for the upgrade of facilities at the airport, including the completion of the international terminal and cargo sections of the airport.
Sirika disclosed that the contract awarded to PW Construction Company would see a total renovation and reconstruction of facilities at the airport.
“The contractor has mobilized to site and we are here to see the progress of work so far done. My coming is also a fulfillment of my promise to relocate to the state until the work is delivered,” he said.
Sirika revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had assured that the international wing would be funded until its completion.
“I want to assure you that this procurement of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport reconstruction, rehabilitation of the runway and other associated works will be delivered prudently in the interest of all,” he said.
“When completed, the airport is going to be one of the best and most modern airports in Nigeria.”
The minister said the government had also directed the immediate rehabilitation of roads leading to nearby airports such as the Owerri Cargo Airport and Asaba Airport.
He said that the directive was to ease the burden occasioned by the closure of the airport.