The runway of the Akanu Ibiam international Airport, Enugu, is billed to be completed and reopened for operations before the Easter celebration.
Safety critical facilities which is part of the N3billion project includes the Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Air Field Lightning (AFL), Taxi lights and other key deliverables are also expected to installed and completed before the Easter.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who disclosed this during an inspection tour of the ongoing project on Tuesday noted that because of the strategic importance of this airport to the South-Eastern region.
According to him, the Federal Government carefully contracted the project to a reputable construction company (Messrs PW Ltd) and that the contractor had given assurance that the project would be completed before Easter.
On the entourage of the Minister to inspect the project are the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Lolo Cecelia Ezeilo, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr Musa Hassan and the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu.
Others are, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji and Nigeria’s representative to ICAO, Engr Ben Tukur.