Enugu state government has commenced demolition of illegal structures that may pose threat to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport.
This according to the state government is in line with the requests made to ensure illegal buildings at the airport are removed and relocation of the Oye-Emeke market away from the airport scene.
Addressing newsmen during the demolition, which was carried out by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, in company of officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, stated that the exercise was in response to the safety concerns raised by the federal government about the airport.
The state commissioner for information assured that the state is ready
to ensure the airport regains it international status.
Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika had earlier condemned the encroachment of developers building inside the airport facility posing great danger for airplane navigation.