The Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu is currently suffering severe encroachment. The development has attracted the attention of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN), which at the weekend said it would collaborate with the Enugu State government to address.
FAAN’s managing director, Rabiu Yadudu said during a joint facilities inspection visit to the airport by the Management of FAAN and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that the airport needed protection.
Expressing his gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for his swift response to this issue by directing that all illegal structures on the airport be demolished after a week’s notice of evacuation, he noted that human habitation within the airport’s airfield is a safety concern to the authority because of the heavy equipment that moves within the environment.
The MD, who also held a town hall meeting with staff of the airport where he assured them of management’s commitment to improved facilities and infrastructure, added that the authority will continue to ensure safe and secured airports in Nigeria.