Press Release
June 19, 2019

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that the Authority is collaborating with the government of Enugu State to address the menace of airport encroachment at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Capt. Yadudu made the disclosure today, following a joint facilities inspection visit to the airport by the Management of FAAN and the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Expressing his gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for his swift response to this issue by directing that all illegal structures on the airport be demolished after a week’s notice of evacuation, he noted that human habitation within the airport’s airfield is a safety concern to the Authority because of the heavy equipment that moves within the environment.

The MD, who also held a town hall meeting with staff of the airport where he assured them of Management’s commitment to improved facilities and infrastructure, added that the Authority will continue to ensure safe and secured airports in Nigeria.

Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.)
General Manager, Corporate Affairs