After one year closure, Enugu Airport reopens today

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After one year closure, Enugu
Airport reopens today

Exactly one year and six days after it was
closed for expansion and rehabilitation,
the Akanu Ibiam International Airport ,
Enugu would be reopen today for local
and international flights .
Minister of Aviation , Hadi Sirika said,
yesterday, shortly after a private jet 5 N–
PAZ landed at the airport , stating all was
set for the reopening of the airport .
Sirika , accompanied by Billionaire
Anambra Businessman , Chief Arthur Eze ,
Publisher of Daily Times , Fidelis Anosike
among others, told journalists after a
tour of rebranded runway, that he was
grateful that the work could be realised
with the approved funds and at the
targeted time frame
“ We are ready for tomorrow (today). We
landed on the runway and the remaining
news will be tomorrow. We are grateful,
we were able to achieve this and within
the approved budget for it ,” he stated.
Sirika , who was earlier reported to have
relocated to Enugu since Thursday, but
only arrived at about 5 .30pm yesterday,
explained that the private jet, which
plied the runway , was the first to land at
the airport .
“ I can confirm to you that work has been
completed in line with the standard
agreed. We are happy and I am sure the
people are happy ,” he stated, stressing
that the rest of the story would be told
today.
Eze , who beamed with smiles on arrival ,
had told the cheering crowd that
President Muhammadu Buhari had
wiped away the tears of Ndigbo .
Anosike stated that any government
developing infrastructure is working for
the interest of the people, noting that the
pains associated with travelling outside
the country , when the airport was closed
was over.

 


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