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Enugu, FAAN raise c’ttee on airport infrastructure upgrade

The Enugu State Government and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday set up a committee to work out modalities for the completion…

The Enugu State Government and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday set up a committee to work out modalities for the completion and operationalization of the international terminal, and the construction of a cargo terminal and warehouses at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku, who spoke during a meeting with the state government at the Government House in Enugu, said the infrastructure upgrade would “catalyse the business potential of the South East, increase wealth creation, reduce poverty and enhance the GDP of the states in the zone.

Governor Peter Mbah reiterated his administration’s commitment to making the state the preferred destination for investment, business, tourism and living.

He also reassured of his determination to grow the state’s economy from the current $4.4 billion GDP to $30 billion GDP in the next four to eight years.

“For example, in our plan for tourism, we have projected to have over three million visitors come into Enugu State every year from next year. So, when we think in numbers, in terms of logistics, we will be expecting over 100 flights to come into Enugu on a daily basis. Therefore, the current infrastructure cannot handle it.

“Therefore, we are going to work with you to operationalise the international wing of the airport. We are also interested in constructing the cargo terminal and warehouses,” he said.

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