Unic Press UK: The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of ₦10 billion Special Intervention Fund for immediate repairs/upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport situated in the capital city of Enugu State in southeastern Nigeria.
The president’s approval follows a courtesy visit to President Buhari by a delegation of the five governors’ of the 5 different states in the SE region and some leaders of thought in the area.
“We are doing our best within the resources available to the government. The Federal Government is working to fix infrastructure deficit in the country. The challenges are there. It is our responsibility to fix things, we are doing it and we will continue to do our best in this regard,” the President said.
I have approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. I have the assurance of the Minister of Aviation that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 17, 2019
The Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport was temporarily closed to the public on August 24 for repair work.