In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

South East Leaders Have fun Reopening Of Worldwide Airport In Enugu After N10 billion Renovation (Pictures)

South East Leaders Celebrate Reopening Of International Airport In Enugu After N10 billion Renovation (Photos)

Igbo leaders congregate for the reopening of Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu

Igbo leaders congregate for the reopening of Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport in Enugu


Governor of the South East geo-political zone and different leaders of the zone, on Sunday, converged on the Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport, Enugu, to witness the historic reopening and inauguration of the newly rehabilitated runway of the airport, expressing deep appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for acceding to their yearnings by approving and releasing the sum of N10 billion for the rehabilitation of the airport.


Talking throughout the reopening of the airport which was closed on August 24, 2019, for a complete rehabilitation of the runway and different amenities, the Igbo leaders additionally recommended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his distinctive dedication, resilience and sacrifice in direction of the actualization of the challenge.


Describing the occasion as a dream come true, in addition they appreciated different South East governors for his or her particular person and collective contributions to the completion of the challenge.


They equally paid tribute to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for his untiring efforts in guaranteeing that the airport runway was rehabilitated to plain as probably the greatest within the nation, in opposition to all challenges.


Of their separate speeches, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Chairman, Home of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, the Deputy Chief Whip, Home of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Minister of Overseas Affairs, Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama, President Normal of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, amongst others, thanked President Buhari and the South East Governors, particularly Gov. Ugwuanyi for the reopening of all-important airport, stressing that it’s going to go an extended technique to improve industrial actions within the zone, and security of air vacationers.

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They subsequently urged the federal authorities to make sure that the continuing development of the Cargo terminal and Worldwide wing of the airport had been additionally accomplished as scheduled.


Talking on behalf of the South East Governors and different leaders of the zone, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State thanked President Buhari for expressly approving a particular funding (N10 billion) for the rehabilitation of the Enugu airport in addition to the particular launch of the fund.


Gov. Umahi additionally expressed gratitude to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Sirika for displaying a particular character worthy of emulation, in seeing that the challenge was realized.


The South East Governors Discussion board (SEGF) chairman equally appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi for his excellent dedication and the braveness he displayed in guaranteeing that every one the requests made by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the decision of the SEGF with regard to security measures, had been carried out to the letter.


In line with Gov. Umahi, “Governor of Enugu State, we will’t thanks sufficient. You made the job of all of the South East Governors really easy; you undertook to do it alone. Thanks for the braveness in eradicating all of the unlawful constructions affecting the security of the air vacationers. Thanks for the street you constructed and different infrastructure, logistics help and day by day supervision you provided on this place. Mr. Governor (Ugwuanyi) we’re very grateful to you, thanks very a lot”.


In his speech, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Sirika, who declared that the airport has been formally opened for home flights “immediately” and worldwide flights on September 5, stated: “We’re proud to say that this challenge being commissioned immediately is certainly a sworn statement to Mr. President’s dedication to the supply of infrastructure within the nation”.

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Sen. Sirika expressed absolute gratitude to President Buhari “for giving approval of N10 billion to undertake rehabilitation of the runway and different works, which embrace taxi method, hyperlink method, emergency operation centre, automobile park, entrance gate, perimeter fencing, perimeter wall, terminal rehabilitation, instrument touchdown system to permit touchdown even in dangerous climate, amongst others”.


He maintained that the federal authorities has “delivered the challenge on time and on funds and can give attention to delivering the Cargo terminal and the worldwide terminal constructing and plenty of extra”, disclosing that “simply earlier than I left my workplace, I’ve authorized and launched the sum of N1 billion to proceed the worldwide terminal constructing”.


The Minister lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his “unwavering help and the help he has given to us in the middle of this challenge”.


In his welcome handle, Gov. Ugwuanyi who appreciated the unparalleled dedication of President Buhari to the infrastructural improve of the airport, disclosed that the Enugu State authorities in its dedication to supply the enabling surroundings and wanted help to make sure the fast completion of rehabilitation works undertook and supplied the required help.


In line with the governor, the help consists of, full elimination of all encroachment on the airport facility; elimination and relocation of the 120-meter Enugu State Broadcasting Service TV/Radio Mast and Transmission Station; elimination, demolition and relocation of the Orie Emene market; development of a 1.3km asphalt street to the Very Excessive Directional Radio Vary/Distance Measuring Tools (V.O.R/D.M.E) navigation facility at Emene; Provision of finance for the improve and refurbishment of current rest room facility within the terminal constructing, amongst others.

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Gov. Ugwuanyi who famous that it was certainly an unlimited sacrifice on the a part of the federal government and good folks of Enugu State, identified that it was a sacrifice definitely worth the whereas, with the historic occasion of the reopening of the newly rehabilitated airport.


The governor said that the challenge was a transparent testimony to President Buhari’s dedication to “rebuild the nation via the supply of vital infrastructure, to stimulate financial progress and growth of the Nigerian nation”.


He additionally appreciated his fellow South East governors, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Sirika and different stakeholders, for his or her efforts and dedication to the actualization of the challenge.


Different dignitaries on the occasion embrace Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Imo State Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku, Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Senator Good Adeyemi, Senator Jim Nwobodo, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Prince Arthur Eze, Dr. Chris Ngige, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, members of the Nationwide Meeting from the zone, the Obi of Onitsha, HRM, Igwe Alfred Achebe, and so on.


Enugu State is within the fingers of God! #amokelouis.


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