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Senate prevents FAAN from downgrading the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu

The Nigeria Senate on Thursday ceased the move by the Federal Ministry of Aviation to downsize the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The advancement pursued a movement supported by Senator Victor Umeh, speaking to Anambra Central Senatorial region, saying that the Federal Ministry of Aviation has moved to minimize the air terminal to residential status.

“I know about the risk by the Former Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport would be minimized due to what he considered as impending perils presented to air voyagers by the nearness of a close-by market.” Different dangers raised by the previous Minister, which the legislator communicated concern were:

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“Enugu state radio pole on the flight way of carriers that compromises the wellbeing of approaching airship; an abattoir, which pulled in huge winged creatures and presented planes to fowl strikes, the area of an organized commerce zone and the run-down condition of the runaway.”

Congressperson Umeh, notwithstanding, valued the previous Minister over his anxiety for the security of Air voyagers, taking note of what the significance and the monetary estimation of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, can’t be overemphasized.

“Note that the redesign of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport was memorable as well as made South Easterners hurl a moan of alleviation, which likewise gave them a feeling of having a place. Akanu Ibiam International Airport is the main International Airport in the whole South East of Nigeria.” “The clergyman said the Airport has just a single runway, which is not so good having been fixed and does not have the second runway that should fill in as an option with regards to the global standard.”

“The runway of the Airport granted to PW PLC was done without inner channels, which is influencing the dependability of the runway, making it break and create openings.” In their different commitments, Senators Shehu Sani, Jibrin Barau and Barnabas Gemade restricted the arrangement to minimize the airplane terminal, saying that it was not in light of a legitimate concern for the nation.

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Shehu Sani stated: “Akanu Ibom ought not to be downsized, whatever unfolded between the Federal Ministry of Aviation (FAAN) and Enugu State government ought to be settled in light of a legitimate concern for the country.” He stated, the Minister was keen on the air terminal and whatever ought to happen now is to remake the runway. Congressperson Barnabas Gemade from Benue focused on that Nigeria air voyagers must be protected at all cost, taking note of that street ventures have turned out to be increasingly dangerous. “Enugu Airport is near the general population of Benue State, and I bolster the update of this air terminal as opposed to downsizing it.”

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