Pan-Igbo group lauds President Buhari for express approval of N10bn for Akanu Ibiam Inter’l Airport

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President Buhari In Igbo Atire

By Stanley Nwanosike 

Enugu – The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-cultural and political group, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for express approval of N10 billion for the repairs of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The President of NUF, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, gave the commendation in Enugu while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the benefit of the leaders’ visit to Buhari Thursday.

Chukwudum, however, urged President Buhari and governors to ensure that competent contractor delivers the repair work of the runway and other repairs according to international standard.

“We commend President Buhari for this wonderful gesture.

“We call the Federal Government to make sure that the money is used for what it is meant for and work must commence immediately so that it will be completed on time.

“We want real action the repair work to assuage the annoyance of our people from the zone on the decay of transport infrastructure in the whole zone,’’ he said.

The NUF boss, however, called the Federal Government to make sure that international flights come into Enugu as it is in Lagos, Abuja and Kano International Airports.

“We also commend governors, national assembly members, ministers, elders and religious fathers from the zone for the fruitful visit,’’ he said.