The Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu state, was shut down Last year for compulsory rehabilitation of the runway .
The federal government “wanted to make a very quick intervention in this procurement, to ensure that this once dilapidated runway was completely rehabilitated for safety”.
The situation had greatly affected travelers who then relied on Sam Mbakwe International Cargo airport, Owerri and the Asaba airport for their travels.
Ahead of the reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, first aircraft has landed on the new runway.
The project led to the expansion of the runway from one to three kilometres. At about 5 p.m. yesterday, an aircraft conveying the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, landed at the airport.
An elated Sirika told journalists that all was now set for the reopening of the airport. – “Yes, the first aircraft landed today, and the minister was on board,” he said while responding to question from journalists.
Also onboard the flight was billionaire business mogul, Prince Arthur Eze, who told the media that “we thank President Buhari, this shows that he loves Ndigbo.”
“We must learn to love the North and the present administration so we can live in peace and harmony because despising them will not help us” he added.
Details of the programme for the opening showed that the event will take place at 10am today – Sunday- and would attract the presence of the governors of the south east states including other top government officials from the zone as well as Aviation chiefs.