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Minister Sirika had promised in January that reconstruction works at the Enugu Airport would be completed before Easter 2020. However, the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the schedule/Photo: Hadi Sirika/Twitter

Enugu Airport: Minister announces new date for completion of reconstruction works

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has assured Nigerians that the rehabilitation work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport runway Enugu will be completed by August 30.

He made this known on Tuesday during a working visit to ascertain the level of work at the international airport.

Sirika explained that the work progress is currently at the last stage of pavement wearing, thus bringing it up to over 90 percent completion.

He also noted that perimeter fencing, roads and air landing systems will all be ready to enable a 24-hour operation when it reopens again.

The Minister appreciated the South-East Governors, particularly the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for their efforts and assistance in the job.

Sirika had promised in January that reconstruction works at the Enugu Airport would be completed before Easter 2020. However, the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the schedule.

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Meanwhile more airports across the country are now open for flight operations after about three months of shutdown following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the resumption schedule from the Ministry of Aviation, the airports in Akwa Ibom, Edo, Kwara, and Kaduna, among others are expected to reopen today.

Last week, flight operations resumed at the airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt, as well as the Maiduguri and Owerri airports.

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