The Governor of Enugu State has recently raised the alarm that the Enugu international Airport was no longer safe for landing.
South East region have disagree with statement made by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu was safe and it Is always ready to be used.
The Governor rather insisted “that the airport is not safe as there are no runway lights, the surroundings was filled with potholes. While some of the buildings destroyed by storm for over two years and it has become an eyesore.
The cargo section of Akanu Ibiam International Airport is not functional, but FAAN in opposition to the Governor claim said the airport was safe However, addressing the newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday,
the Director General of South East Governor Forum, Prof Simon Ortuanya said “It is, indeed, a shame that a whole region as economically robust South East doest not have an airport that can land all categories of aircraft.
The Federal government should please come to our aid by making the airport more functional able .” The Governor further observed that the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has taken the challenge for trying to fix the airport “but we know also that the burden is too heavy for a state government only.
On the much politicised second Niger bridge, the governors noted that the project has indeed become a political chess board in the hands of politicians, but appealed to the federal government to assist the region by ensuring that it is completed.
We have become aware that it was only in July 2018, that the contract for the second Niger bridge project was signed. Inspite of the fact that the first foundation laying ceremony was undertaken in 2013.