Buhari approves N10bn for rehabilitation of Enugu airport


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, approved the release of N10 billion Special Intervention Fund for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

This comes shortly after the South-East governors and leaders from the zone, demanded for special fund for the rehabilitation of the Airport, during a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, who made the announcement via his Twitter handle; @MBuhari, on Thursday, said his administration will continue to prioritise infrastructural development in the country despite limited funds available.

“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.

“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 tweeted.


Written by Ajuma Edwina Ameh

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