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Airport safety: FG happy with measures taken by Enugu government


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (middle); Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left); his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (right) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on his (VP) way to Abuja, yesterday. 

Minister of State, Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has expressed satisfaction with steps taken by the Enugu State government to improve safety at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

A statement from the office of the Minister said: “We are happy to see that the Enugu State government has seen reason with the ministry to address safety concerns raised.

“We are appreciative that in the name of safety, the Enugu State Executive Council approved the immediate closure of Orie Emene Market (abattoir inclusive) to forestall any tragedy at the airport.

“We are also happy that the Council also ordered the immediate removal of all illegal structures encroaching on the land of the Airport, radio mast of the state broadcasting service, and Free Trade Zone.

“We, however, would be extremely comfortable if compliance with the above directives from the state government are carried out as soon as possible in order to give us necessary allowance to carry out repairs as well as expansion and extension of the runway. All these will better the lot of the Enugu Airport and improve safety a hundred fold.”


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