The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the airport was shut down Midnight last Friday, August 23rd. FAAN had on Saturday, August 17 announced it’s intention to close down the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Saturday, August 24, to effect maintenance that will enhance safety operations.
Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, dropped the hint in a press statement in Lagos.
“This move is aimed at resolving the existing Safety/Security concerns to flight operations,” she said.
She stressed that the date of the re-opening will be communicated in due course.
This development is despite a passionate letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by South-East Governors to weigh in and pressure FAAN to postpone the shutdown pending when alternative arrangements were made, the Federal Government went ahead with the shutdown.