The Federal government is set to shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu state for safety reasons.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this during an aviation stakeholders forum in Lagos.
He listed some of the reasons for the planned shutdown of the airport to include the bad condition of the runway, the landing aids, a market located very close to the airport, a free trade zone, among others.
Sirika said the airport would be closed down until the state government removes all the encumbrances posing threat to safe flight operations at the airport.
The minister also said Ethiopian Airlines, whose operation extends the airport, would be stopped,because of the danger the airport poses to flight safety.