Enugu Airport Closure: Prominent IPOB Apologist Calls On Ndigbo 'To Send Strong Message' To Buhari
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) closed down the airport to allow rehabilitation works of the runway (Photo Courtesy: Sahara Reporters)

As the Enugu Airport remains closed, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, a Counsel to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu has called on ‘Ndigbo’ to “seize this opportunity to send a strong message that there will be consequences, sooner or later”.

Concise News reports that on August 24, 2019, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) closed down the Enugu airport to allow rehabilitation works of the runway.

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Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, visited Enugu and after meeting with the governors and stakeholders in South-east, affirmed that the rehabilitation would be completed by Christmas.

In spite of the December 2019 deadline fast approaching, no contractor has been mobilised to the site and no fund released for the rehabilitation works, according to Hon. Toby Okechukwu, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

Legal practitioner, Ejimakor says this action underscores the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s “abominable exclusion of Ndigbo from fair share of Nigeria’s resources, even when generated from Igboland”.

He tweeted on his known handle on Tuesday: “#ZeroFunds4EnuguAirport underscores Buhari’s abominable EXCLUSION of #Ndigbo from fair share of Nigeria’s resources, even when generated from Igboland. Ndigbo as a whole should seize this opportunity to send a strong MESSAGE that there will be CONSEQUENCES, sooner or later.”