The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Tuesday the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, would reopen for flight operations on August 30.
Sirika stated this while inspecting the progress of work in the ongoing rehabilitation of the runway and upgrade of other infrastructure at the airport.
According to him, the project had reached between 90 and 95 percent completion.
The minister said the Federal Government planned to make a quick intervention in the procurement to ensure that the dilapidated runway, which was a threat to the safety of operations, is fully addressed.
He said: “We were on course, but unfortunately, COVID-19 came and the workers took to their heels to ensure that they remain safe.
“We are back on site and we have made a tremendous amount of progress.
“We are about 90 to 95 percent completing this job.
“However, the final wearing course is where we are on the runway while the perimeter fencing and the road is going on.
“Also, other works, including airfield lighting for day and night operations and for it to truly answer its name – Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu.”