The Federal Government and the Enugu State government are to partner to complete and operationalise the international wing of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, as well as build a cargo terminal to boost the state and nation’s economy and tourism capacity.
Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed, and Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, made this known yesterday to reporters after a tour of the ongoing international terminal building and the proposed site for the international cargo terminal at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Mohammed commended Mbah’s zeal and sense of urgency towards the actualisation of the two terminals, saying there was no better time to discuss partnership than now.
“We met with the governor here to collaborate with FAAN to make the international terminal functional. This is a time to look at things again and again before you will be able to get the right formula for it, and I believe His Excellency has that formula and within the shortest possible time, I can assure you that this terminal will be put to use.
“The first place we went to is supposed to be the cargo terminal. We have a cargo warehouse in that location as well as the cargo terminal.’’
“Enugu, as the capital of Southeastern region, is where we know that there is a lot of traders, who trade in different things across the globe.”
“So, having in place a cargo terminal here will go a long way in improving the economy of the South-East Zone and the nation,” the FAAN boss stated.