FG set to shut Enugu airport for safety reasons

 FG set to shut Enugu airport for safety reasons

On Friday the Federal Government disclosed that it would soon shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu for security reasons.

This was disclosed by the minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika during the sixth aviation stakeholder's forum which is currently ongoing.

He stated that the main reason for shutting down the airport is based on the bad condition of the runway, the landing aids, a market, a free trade zone, among others.

Sirika added that Enugu state Airport would be shut down until the state government moves to remove all the encumbrances posing threat to safe flight operations at the airport.

It was also gathered that the government had contracted Julius Berger to renovate the premier Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at the project cost of N14bn.

Sariki also said the new Lagos airport terminal will be completed before the end of the year, saying the airport would be shut in a way it would have little or no impact on flight operations. He disclosed that out of 157 aviation projects the administration initiated in the last three years, it has completed about 130 of such projects.

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