By Foster Obi
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said that the Enugu airport runway will be completed before the celebration of Easter and the airport will be reopened for operations.
A statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)General Manager, Corporate Affairs said Senator Sirika made the disclosure today January 2, 2019 while on an inspection visit to the airport.
“He 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 (Messrs PW Ltd) and that the contractor has given assurance that the project will be completed before Easter.
“Stating that the new international terminal being constructed at the airport will also be completed before the end of the year, Senator Sirika noted that Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Air Field Lighting (AFL), Taxi lights and other key deliverables are also parts of the project.
“The Honourable Minister was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs Cecelia Eze Ilo, the 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,” the statement declared.
Pix: Aviation Minister and the entourage during the inspection