Enugu Airport rehabilitation yet to commence 32 days after closure

By AdvocateNews on 26/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 687


The rehabilitation of the runway at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu has not begun one month after the airport was shut down.

Henrietta Yakubu, corporate affairs manager of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the development to NAN on Thursday in Lagos.

On August 24, FAAN had announced the closure of the airport, which is the only international airport in the south-east region for the reconstruction of the runway.

Yakubu said that the airport was closed due to safety concerns regarding its operations.

“Work is yet to begin on the runway but it will soon, once the processes are concluded,” she said.

Following the airport closure, international flights run by Ethiopian Airlines have been diverted to Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers.

Similarly, domestic flights were diverted to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, Port Harcourt Airport and the Asaba Airport in Delta.

In a meeting with southeastern governors, Sirika assured that the Enugu airport would be reconstructed to meet the standard of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

Repairs and other renovation work on the airport runway are projected to be completed by December 2019.

Posted 26/09/2019 6:09:15 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Two pastors arraigned for holding services

World Bank monitors FG’s social investment scheme, says...

Auto Crash claims 16 lives in Kano

Plane search: Buhari, Atiku at each other’s throats...

Man sues mother-in-law over wife’s inheritance

ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION UPDATE

DSS parades alleged fraudster who breached Aso Villa...

COVID-19: Another fulfilment of Fr. Mbaka’s prophecy –...

Enugu Guber Poll: Ayogu Eze out, as INEC...

Kyari: Burial attendees test negative for COVID-19

Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate President

United Nations chief tests positive for coronavirus

 

Latest News CoVID-19 Update: Enugu records nine new cases, total now 27 COVID-19: Bauchi deputy governor positive Suspected ritualists kill Ekiti 78-year-old widow Dr Jumbo Offor, S’East PSC rep, is dead Former Ondo gov, Olumilua, is dead COVID-19 kills 20 journalists in Peru UNIBEN student murder: FG orders investigation of student’s gang-rape, murder, abuse of minor Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request 24 female victims accuse student of rape on Twitter COVID-19: Govt advises citizens of 55 and above to avoid mosques, churches Boko Haram built battle trenches in Borno community –DHQ Man sentenced to death for killing father over will

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (33,768 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (25,560 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,165 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (16,887 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (16,025 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (15,462 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,954 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (14,019 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (13,783 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,078 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (12,473 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (12,413 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (2,675) EDITORIAL (10) POLITICS (443) SOCIETY (118) SPORTS (27) BUSINESS (305) HEALTH (38) EDUCATION (30) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (65) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (21)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands