In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, August, 2020

First Plane Lands In Enugu Airport One Yr After Shutdown (Pictures)

First Aircraft Lands In Enugu Airport One Year After Shutdown (Photos)

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The airplane lands in Enugu airport

The Solar Information stories that after closing for slightly over a 12 months (370 days), the Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu on Saturday got here alive because the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, and his entourage landed on the runway onboard a non-public jet forward of the reopening ceremony on Sunday, August 30.

The touchdown was additionally a part of the ultimate check run protocols previous to the formal resumption of flights.

Sirika, his aides and prime Ministry officers relocated to Enugu State final Thursday to observe the ending touches being executed by the contractors dealing with the runway reconstruction and set up of services on the airport.

It was additionally to make sure that nothing stands in the best way of the deliberate reopening.


‘There have been apprehensions about the opportunity of the resumption of flights on the airport as deliberate, on account of the current unwarranted and ill-advised knocking down of about two kilometres stretch of the perimeter fence of the airport by a person claiming possession of the land on which the fence was raised”,
Spokesman of the Aviation Minister,’ Dr James Odaudu famous.

He added that the Minister has assured the general public that all the things attainable was being executed to make sure that the South-East area, the foremost beneficiaries of the venture, begins to get pleasure from flight operations on the airport from Sunday.

Odaudu added that Sirika recommended the Governors of the South-East States, significantly Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State,  for teaming up with the Ministry to make sure a profitable return of actions on the airport.

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Sirika, on the earlier rehabilitation of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport Abuja, had equally relocated to Kaduna for numerous days to make sure a seamless operation of flights on the Kaduna airport which then served as an alternate to the shut Abuja airport.

The Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu was shut down on August 2019 to allow the Federal Authorities reconstruct the runway which had change into so dilapidated that aviation specialists described it as an enormous risk to security.

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