President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10billion for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State.
Buhari gave the approval following a meeting with South-East governors and leaders from the zone at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The president said that he had been assured by the Minister of Aviation that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards.
“I have approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. I have the assurance of the Minister of Aviation that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards.
“Even as we have many items competing for our limited resources, we will continue to prioritize infrastructure investments in every part of the country. It is our responsibility to ensure Nigeria’s infrastructure is fixed. we will keep doing this,” Buhari stated.
The airport serves as the only international airport in the Southeast region has been underutilized due to its bad state.
The airport has been closing by 6 pm daily owing largely to the absence of airfield lighting and approach light.