Akanu Ibiam International Airport: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Salutes Buhari

August 31, 2020
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The Chief whip of the Senate and the former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has thanked president Muhammedu Buhari in what he described as “determination to sustain investments in critical infrastructure across the country with the successful completion of the rehabilitation and upgrade of Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu”.

After 370 days of closure the Akanu Ibiam International Airport comes alive
After 370 days of closure the Akanu Ibiam International Airport comes alive with an aircraft conveying the Hon. Minister of Aviation; Sen. Hadi Sirika/entourage landing on the new runway.

Senator Orji Kalu in his thank you message praised president Buhari for demonstrating his love for Ndigbo even when some people who play politics of bitterness, argued that the project would be abandoned when it was closed for rehabilitation and upgrading.

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The upgrade of Akanu Ibiam International Airport will witness influx of passengers and commercial activities in the southeast, Kalu said.

Kalu also said that anybody who says Buhari doesn’t love Ndigbo is been economical with the truth.

The full text of his statement obtained by ElombahNews reads;

President Buhari was once again demonstrated his determination to sustain investments in critical infrastructure across the country with the successful completion of the rehabilitation and upgrade of Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu. Our people should appreciate the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in making life meaningful for Nigerians, Ndigbo inclusive”.

“I recall when the airport was closed for reconstruction in 2019, some people who play politics of bitterness, said that the project would be abandoned”.

“Today, it has indeed become a reality as President Buhari has demonstrated his love for Ndigbo, with the timely delivery of the newly reconstructed Enugu international airport”.

“With improved facilities at the airport, the capacity of the airport has been strengthened”.

“The newly rehabilitated airport, upon full resumption of local and international flights, will witness large influx of passengers and commercial activities”.

“The economy of the South East has been boosted with investments in key infrastructure like the newly rehabilitated Enugu International airport”.

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“The federal government under President Buhari has executed many projects in the South East including the Ikot Ekpene-Alaoji-Ugwuaji Switching Station, Nmandi Azikwe Mausoleum, NSIA- Umuahia Diagnostic Centre (NUDC), upgrade of Aba-Itu- Malabar 132KV Line (82km) and other projects”.

“There are still ongoing federal government projects including the Second Niger Bridge, Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Owerri-Umuahia road and others”.

“The President is a friend of Ndigbo and as such he has continued to demonstrate his love for Igbo with the landmark projects being executed in the South East”.

“Anyone who says the President does not like Ndigbo is being economical with the truth”.

“The President has friends across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria including the South East”.

“I recall during my stint as Governor, President Buhari, was our guest in Abia state. During his visit, he was conferred with a chieftaincy title in my hometown, Igbere and he was equally honoured with a honorary doctorate degree by Abia State University (ABSU), Umuahia”.

“The President is passionate about a united Nigeria. He is determined to ensure even development across the six geopolitical zones of the country”.

“The Governors of South East despite belonging to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) enjoy a good working relationship with President Buhari”.

“The governors alongside other Igbo leaders meet with the President from time to time to discuss issues relating to the development of the South East zone”.

“As leaders, we must put sentiments aside and work for the progress of our region and Nigeria at large”.

“The time is now for Igbo sons and daughters to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to achieve the South East of our dream, with the support of President Buhari”.



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