Yesterday (Saturday) been 29th of August 2020, make it exactly one year and six days the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu was closed for expansion and rehabilitation, Enugu Airport reopens on Saturday been 29th of August 2020, both for local and international flights.
Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation said, on Friday 28th August 2020, shortly after a private jet 5N–PAZ landed at the airport, stating all was set for the reopening of the airport.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika was accompanied by Chief Arthur Eze Anambra Businessman Billionaire, Fidelis Anosike Publisher of Daily Times and among others, told journalists after a tour of re-branded runway, that he was grateful that the work could be realized with the approved funds and at the targeted time frame.
Sirika, who was earlier reported to have relocated to Enugu since Thursday, but only arrived at about 5.30pm yesterday, explained that the private jet, which plied the runway, was the first to land at the airport.
“I can confirm to you that work has been completed in line with the standard agreed. We are happy and I am sure the people are happy,” he stated, stressing that the rest of the story would be told today.
Eze, who beamed with smiles on arrival, had told the cheering crowd that President Muhammadu Buhari had wiped away the tears of Ndigbo.
Anosike stated that any government developing infrastructure is working for the interest of the people, noting that the pains associated with travelling outside the country, when the airport was closed was over.