After 370 days of closure the Akanu Ibiam International Airport ENUGU comes alive with an aircraft conveying the Hon. Minister of Aviation; Sen. Hadi Sirika/entourage landing on the new runway.
The first flight to land at the airport was said to belong to Anambra Oil magnate, Chief Arthur Eze who made history when his private jet 5N-PAZ became the first to land at the renovated and upgraded Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The Igbo philanthropist who flew alongside the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika landed exactly 4:47 pm ahead of Sunday’s official re-opening of the airport.
An elated Eze told Journalists that he is happy that his people of the South East now has a standard international airport.
He thanked President Buhari for the effort, as well as other interventions in the zone which he listed to include Enugu/Onitsha, Enugu/Porthacourt expressways as well as the 2nd Niger Bridge in Onitsha.
Also speaking, the Minister of aviation, Hon, Hadi Sirika confirmed that it will be reopened on Sunday, 30th of August, 2020.
He told journalists immediately after a final inspection, that tomorrow’s reopening is assured.
He said that he landed at the rehabilitated runway with private jet to confirm its quality.