By Sade Williams
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has today, embarked on a palliative repair work on the Runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The first phase of the repair work, according Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN spokesperson in a statement, will commence on the 14th to 21st December 2017, while the second phase will be from the 27th December 2017, to 4th January, 2018.
According to her, ‘there will be skeletal operations at the airport while the work is ongoing as the Runway will open for operations from 0700 hours local time till 1500 hours local time on the proposed dates. This is to enable the contractor have ample day-light working hours in order to obtain stable and even Runway surface, while also completing the work within the stipulated timeframe.
She added that in line with Standards And Recommended Practices, the Authority has requested the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to issue a Notice To Air Men (NOTAM) in this regard.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this action might cause our high esteemed customers. FAAN is committed to its core values of Safety, Security and Comfort”, she said.