Sirika, Why We Want To Shut Down Enugu International Airport - FG
Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika/File

The Federal Government has said it will shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu due to the poor condition of its runway.

Concise News understands that the Aviation Minister (State) Hadi Sirika revealed this on Friday in Lagos during a stakeholders meeting.

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According to Sirika, the Enugu Airport will be degraded for international operations as the length of the runway is not for such operations.

This is as he noted that the market, television masts and free trade zone must be relocated for the airport to be fit for safe flights.