Enugu Airport Set To Reopen On Sunday – Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, spoke to reporters after landing at the Enugu Airport on August 29, 2020.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, spoke to reporters after landing at the Enugu Airport on August 29, 2020.

 

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Saturday landed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

It was the airport’s first aircraft landing since the Federal Government shut it down for rehabilitation work in August 2019.

According to Mr Sirika, plans are in top gear for the official handing over of the airport on Sunday, even as work continues at the arrival and departure hall sections.

“We are ready for tomorrow, the 30th,” Me Sirika said. “To God be the glory. We landed on the runway. The remaining news will be tomorrow.

“But I am glad that I am here and I am glad that we were able, also again, to achieve it on time and on budget.”

Enugu Airport To Be Reopened Before Easter – FG

A file photo of the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

 

All things being equal, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu should be completed before easter 2020.

That’s according to the minister of aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Enugu state on an inspection visit to see the level of work done at the airport terminals and runway.

Mr Sirika listed installation of landing system, taxi and airfield lightings as some of the equipment to be delivered within the timeline, for 24-hour operations at the airport.

The ongoing rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, will be completed and the airport reopened before the Easter deadline, the Minister of Aviation assured.

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He said the contractor, PW, had been urged to ensure that he delivered the best of jobs in order to ensure that what happened to the runway, which failed after six years, did not repeat itself.

The minister further stated that apart from the runway and terminal building, where work is also ongoing, critical equipment such as Instrument Landing Systems ( ILS), Air Field Lighting (AFL), approach lights, taxi lights, aerodrome markings, and other facilities would be completed before the reopening date.