All things being equal, the reconstruction works at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu should be completed before Easter 2020. That’s according to the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, who spoke yesterday in Enugu during an inspection visit to see the level of work done at the airport terminals and runway. He was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State.
Sirika listed installation of landing system, taxi and airfield lightings as some of the equipment to be delivered within the timeline, for 24-hour operations at the airport.
The ongoing rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, will be completed and the airport reopened before the Easter deadline, the Minister of Aviation assured.
Just inspected Enugu runway reconstruction. Happy with the pace of work. Delivery before Easter is certain, by His grace. We apologize for the huge inconvenience the action has caused. Safety first!🙏🏽🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/gVYOZDRiJF
— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) January 2, 2020
He said the company contracted to carry out the reconstruction works, PW, had been urged to ensure that it delivered quality job to ensure that what happened to the runway, which failed after six years, did not repeat itself.
The minister further stated that apart from the runway and terminal building, where work is also ongoing, critical equipment such as Instrument Landing Systems ( ILS), Air Field Lighting (AFL), approach lights, taxi lights, aerodrome markings and other facilities would be completed before the reopening date.