The runway of Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, will be reopened for operations after completion before Easter.
The new international terminal under construction at the airport will also be completed before the end of the year, as Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Air Field Lightning (AFL), Taxi lights and other key deliverables are also parts of the project.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed on January 2, 2019 while inspecting the airport.
Sirika noted that 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 and that the contractor has given assurance that the project will be completed before Easter.
Accompanied the minister on the visit were the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Lolo Cecelia Ezeilo, 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.