FG approves N10 bn intervention fund for upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam int’l airport
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10 billion as intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State.
Buhari made this known via his verified Twitter handle on @MBuhari on Thursday.
He added that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had assured him that work on the airport would be done speedily and that work done would be of a high standard.
He tweeted, “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.”
He added, “Even as we have many items competing for our limited resources, we will continue to prioritize infrastructure investments in every part of the country. It is our responsibility to ensure Nigeria’s infrastructure is fixed; we will keep doing this.”
He also called on the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders to urgently address the issue of safety standards in Nigeria, with a view to stemming the frequency of these tragedies.
Recall that the President had earlier today hosted South-East governors, senators at the Villa.