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Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by F0RTRAN: 2:32pm On Jul 12
The Senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial district, Sam Egwu has described the condition of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, as the most embarrassing among its peers in the world.

In a debate on the airport which was sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi on Thursday, Egwu lamented that the airport which serves the people of the South East, South-South and North-Central has been left in a dangerously dilapidated condition.

He explained that the Ethiopian Airlines, an international air outfit which uses the airport, have often complained of dilapidated runways which they have appealed to the authority for repairs.

Enyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia Central senatorial district, called for investigation of the contractor that handled former repairs works on the airport, stating that it was unlikely that repairs were carried out during the last administration.

Senate Deputy Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah posited that the Enugu Airport was technically unsafe for landing. He explained that any airport which has a bad runway could damage the engine of an aircraft.

“When you say an airport is technically unsafe, it takes into account demonstrated capacity of the runways,” he said.

Barnabas Gemade representing Benue Southwest, on his part, said it was late to include the airport in the budget, noting that Senator Chukwuka Utazi ought to have brought up the issue prior to the planning of the budget. He however called for supplementary budget in that regard.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu revealed that Ethiopian aircraft lost tyres on two occasions while landing at the airport, and they stopped their operations there.

He added that other international airlines were not forthcoming despite its international status due to the condition of the airport.

The Senate then adopted the resolution, calling on the federal government to resurface and reconstruct the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

https://www.youlyn.com/news/216/enugu-airport-most-embarrassing-in-the-world-senator-egwu

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by GavelSlam: 2:41pm On Jul 12
I thought Stella Oduah Did a stellar job for which IPOB has made her a life patron.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by asco15(m): 3:04pm On Jul 12
where is the proof
Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by delpee(f): 3:13pm On Jul 12
Isn't Stella Oduah in the Senate? She knows better and should enlighten her colleagues if so. We were once told that it's one of the well refurbished airports. What could have gone wrong in less than 5 years? Maybe her colleague is not well informed.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by otokx(m): 3:37pm On Jul 12
They definitely have not been to Port Harcourt International Arrival Canopy Airport.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by MaziOmenuko: 3:41pm On Jul 12
Isnt this the same airport that budgeted funds were diverted from and moved to constituency projects?

Enyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia Central senatorial district, called for investigation of the contractor that handled former repairs works on the airport, stating that it was unlikely that repairs were carried out during the last administration.

That fool up there isn't ashamed of himself! He and Ekweremadu and all the 15 SE senators that watched as funds meant for this Airport were slashed and redistributed to the pockets of the National Assembly.

You all are a big disgrace to the igbo nation.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by GavelSlam: 3:43pm On Jul 12
I thought the Senate preferred cutlasses and grinders rather than infrastructure for their people.

Matter of fact, their minions here on Nairaland tried to justify the slashing of infrastructural budget and the padding with trycicles.

Nobody should divert money into this airport project until a new budget is passed.

Una must learn sense last last.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by seanfer: 3:58pm On Jul 12
Where are the supporters of Corruption? Thank God it was their person that was in charge of the Aviation in the last government..

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by abc115: 4:11pm On Jul 12
The same people cut the budget

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Blue3k(m): 4:15pm On Jul 12
Huh these guys cant be serious. After cutting funds now they have to make a supplementary budget to to fix the bad runway. Last Christmas the airport had to be shut down because the runway was bad. What sort of patch work did they do. They need to bring this airport up to code.

Enyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia Central senatorial district, called for investigation of the contractor that handled former repairs works on the airport, stating that it was unlikely that repairs were carried out during the last administration.

Senate Deputy Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah posited that the Enugu Airport was technically unsafe for landing.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Tarzan360(m): 4:21pm On Jul 12
undecided Why not the fg come out boldly and work on the airport, the way they work on kaduna and abuja airports without waiting for budget? only when it affects the southeast u will be hearing budget this budget that....

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Blue3k(m): 4:27pm On Jul 12
Now we see why International airports aren't lining up to come. There are more issues besides the runway mind you. They should have passed resolution to do more but that should have been discussed during budget.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu revealed that Ethiopian aircraft lost tyres on two occasions while landing at the airport, and they stopped their operations there.

He added that other international airlines were not forthcoming despite its international status due to the condition of the airport.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Juliusmalema: 5:03pm On Jul 12
We know...
Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by futureenergy: 5:03pm On Jul 12
I thought the airport was repaired just last December. Why are these senators so dumb? If you are serious, summon the contractors that claim to have repaired it and scrutinize them.

2. The same useless bunch cut down budgetary allocation for the same airport. SMH

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by SamuelAnyawu(m): 5:03pm On Jul 12
Kindly Visit Maiduguri Airport grin
Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Crocky23: 5:03pm On Jul 12
Ok
Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by lastempero: 5:04pm On Jul 12
Nde iberibe are representing us up there, it's quite unfortunate.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by yjgm(m): 5:04pm On Jul 12
Stella Oduah....

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by SpecialAdviser(m): 5:05pm On Jul 12
That useless Stella Odua of a woman should be jailed ASAP. A big fooool of a woman.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by kolawoleibukun2: 5:06pm On Jul 12
na so na. which airport is the best na? nigeria no get airport before na. dem go soon release money for maintenance for this one and they will still loot the cash. to me oh. no need to repair anything. make dem turn all these old structures to artefacts.
they should channel the cash to fresh new project so that we can see it.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:06pm On Jul 12
The state government should do something about that.
In the world ke?
They better not have.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by frowland(m): 5:06pm On Jul 12
Looks like a General Hospital.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by DoTheNeedful: 5:07pm On Jul 12
Few years ago when some guys here were calling out Stella Odua on that particular airport, people who are from that region that airport is located were insulting everyone saying all sorts. Now they are crying. grin

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Newpride(m): 5:08pm On Jul 12
Ipobs are ingrate, their pdp who ruled for 16 years failed to renovate the airport.

If pmb in his magnanimous way renovate the moribund airport for them, they will still say pdp started it.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by frowland(m): 5:08pm On Jul 12
otokx:
They definitely have not been to Port Harcourt International Arrival Canopy Airport.

Funny! grin

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by ozoebuka1(m): 5:09pm On Jul 12
angry

It's no surprise because one president promised to give them a 5% treatment.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Ijaya123: 5:09pm On Jul 12
Really? I thought GEJ and Stella Oduah has turned it into a world class airport.

Bunch of rogues.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by Elnino4ladies: 5:09pm On Jul 12
Where is Stealer Oduah?

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by badblog: 5:10pm On Jul 12
Lol.. I had the same thing in mind to say.. pH airport is a sh*t hole .. they should visit and see.

otokx:
They definitely have not been to Port Harcourt International Arrival Canopy Airport.

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Re: Enugu Airport Most Embarrassing In The World – Senator Egwu by KanwuliaExtra: 5:10pm On Jul 12
No maintenance culture in SHYTE HOLE Countries! embarassed

Why mention STELLA ODUAH? Is she supposed to maintain the airports while out of office? undecided

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