Airport Encroachment: FAAN join forces With Enugu State Government

By Foster Obi

Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt Hamisu Rabiu Yadudu has stated that the Authority is collaborating with the government of Enugu State to address the menace of airport encroachment at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.A statement signed byYakubu Henrietta, General Manager; Corporate Affairs said the MD made the disclosure today, following a joint facilities inspection visit to the airport by the Management of FAAN and the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

“Expressing his gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for his swift response to this issue by directing that all illegal structures on the airport be demolished after a week’s notice of evacuation, Capt Yadudu noted that human habitation within the airport’s airfield is a safety concern to the Authority because of the heavy equipment that moves within the environment.

“The MD, who also held a town hall meeting with staff of the airport where he assured them of management’s commitment to improved facilities and infrastructure, added that the Authority will continue to ensure safe and secured airports in Nigeria.”

Pix: Akanu Ibiam International Arport Enugu