Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Ohanaeze slams FG’s plan to downgrade Enugu Airport

By Emem Idio, Yenagoa on 04/06/2019

Views: 290


THE South South Coordinator, Ohaneaze Ndigbo Youth Wing, Chief Chinedu Ugwa Authur, has berated the federal government plans to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu from its international status to a local airport following safety concerns.

Arthur, who described the airport as strategic because of its location and economic importance to the South East, urged the federal government to stop considering the downgrading of the airport as a matter of urgency.

He said: “This airport is strategic in its location due to its economic importance, you cannot downgrade an airport linking a zone. The Enugu State Governor, had since ordered the relocation of Orie Emene Market, shut down the nearby abattoir and ordered the immediate removal of the broadcasting mast and other illegal structures on the approach of the airport.

“We want the federal government to be fair to all because a problem amongst the Igbo’s or other region, so, they should not take us for granted. One of the major reasons the IPOB want to take their own country is because of all these issue, which is resulting to marginalization of the Igbo’s.

“Trying to downgrade an airport linking the South East, instead of upgrading as it is done elsewhere; they should try to upgrade whatever is bad or wrong in the airport. As you can see international flight lands here, Onitsha International market is here, Innoson motors is here and other companies that are operating in Enugu, so no reason for the downgrading.

“If they succeed that means they are telling us that we are not part of this country, even the Igbo elders are not happy with the situation.” (Vanguard)

Source News Express

Posted 04/06/2019 6:55:16 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Osborne Towers Cash: Culprits won’t go free, Buhari...

Ahmed Musa makes winning debut for Leicester City...

6 things you didn’t know your smartphone could...

FAAN tightens security at airports for Christmas

Akwa Ibom Government to inaugurate 49 road projects...

Buhari to present 2018 budget to National Assembly...

We didn’t ask for severance package from Buhari’s...

Sex abuse survivors challenge Pope at the Vatican...

Obaseki unveils plans to construct 45 roads in...

Oyo governor’s wife advocates greater role for women...

10 killed in Calabar fire disaster

Sacked IGP Abba delays handover; DIGs kick over...

 

Latest News Presidential Election Tribunal turns down PDP’s request for more time to close case UNVEILED: Persecuted Nigerian Christian hosted in White House by US President Trump (PLUS PHOTO) Why most state governors have not formed cabinets — Intersociety *Hits Speaker Gbajabiamila for appointing 33 aides Funke Olakunrin: We can no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens — Gani Adams Kidnapped 5-year-old Bayelsa girl still held in captivity after payment of N1m ransom Adegboruwa sends SOS to Sanwo-Olu over Ikoyi Cancer Treatment Center Nigerian Prof. dismissed by Ghana varsity opens up Man who married two sisters commits suicide over adultery Call your violent members to order, CAN tells Miyetti-Allah Immigration officer, 14 others in EFCC net for alleged passport racketeering Abia Poly begins online publication of results El-Rufai appoints new Accountant-General, DG KADGIS

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (509,702 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,445 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,379 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,682 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,403 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,160 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,177 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,549 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,163 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,711 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,310 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,943 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,356) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,074) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,723) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,805) Opinion (1,290) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,167) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,101) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera