Nigeria/May 18, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/166 views /nigeria FG may shut Enugu Airport over deplorable runway | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel [File] Front view of the domestic wing of Akanu-Ibiam International Airport EnuguPHOTO: LAWRENCE NJOKU Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu may be closed down following the poor state of the runway. Sirika disclosed this yesterday at a stakeholder’s forum in Lagos, saying the airport will be degraded for international operations because the runway length is not ideal for such. ALSO READ Breaking: Court stops Ganduje from splitting Kano Emirate - The Nation NewspaperHe also hinted that the Lagos international airport terminal would be partially pulled down by Julius Berger for major facelift, which would cost N14 billion. He added that this would happen after the inauguration of the new terminal. According to Sirika, the market, TV masts and free trade zone around the Enugu airport needs to be relocated for it to be fit and for safe flights. ALSO READ Human trafficking: NIS arrests 4 suspectsLast year, some pilots operating flights to the airport called the attention of concerned authorities to the dilapidated nature of the runway, which they described as a death trap. In September last year, the South-East Governors Forum (SEGF) raised alarm over the bad condition of facilities at the airport, declaring it unsafe. ALSO READ Kalou pushes Hamburg deeper into danger, Schalke make Bayern waitThe chairman of SEGF, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, who read the communiqué after their meeting at Government House, Enugu, appealed to the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, rehabilitate the runway and other vital facilities in the airport. <br class="clear"/> <br class="clear"/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleK. Michelle Remains ‘Unbothered’ Following Explosive Encounter with Cussing Pastornext articleWhy Adeleke Cannot Govern Osun State – APC |Nigeria NewsRelated Posts443 shares Nigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Why unions are after me, NAN Managing Director opens upNigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Onaiyekan prays against ‘bad advisers’ for Buhari – The Nation NewspaperEmefiele: CBN has no multiple exchange rates – The Nation NewspaperNgige advises states no to delay minimum wage payment – The Nation NewspaperSenate, House ‘rush’ to amend EFCC Act – The Nation NewspaperSupreme Court goofed on Zamfara verdict, APC NWC meets MondayGhanaian varsity offers $40,000 scholarship to UTME best, Ekene – The Nation NewspaperAir Force strikes neutralise scores of bandits in Zamfara – The Nation NewspaperNNPC posts $490.03m export of crude oil, gas – The Nation NewspaperAgenda for incoming governments – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.