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Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by OEPHIUS(m): 3:58pm On Jan 23, 2020
Safety: Enugu govt demolishes structures encroaching on Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport

…Reiterates commitment to timely reopening of the airport

The Enugu State Government in furtherance of its commitment to the timely and successful completion of the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, carried out demolition exercise of buildings and structures that encroached on the airport land, for safety and security of lives and property.

Addressing newsmen during the demolition, which was carried out by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, in company of officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, stated that the exercise was in response to the safety concerns raised by the federal government about the airport.

It would be recalled that the federal government had raised concerns over illegal structures encroaching on the land of the airport, radio mast of the state broadcasting service, and Free Trade Zone, requesting the state government to address the challenges for safety and security of the people and the airport.

Following the swift interventions of the state government, the federal government through the Ministry of Aviation and FAAN had expressed satisfaction at the compliance with the above directives, which paved way for the ongoing rehabilitation of the airport.

Speaking, the information commissioner added that the demolition exercise was in continuation of the state government’s efforts to ensure that the airport reopens as scheduled by the federal government for effective operations.

Aroh pointed out that the State Executive Council (EXCO) in its first meeting in 2020, approved the request made by FAAN for the issuance of a composite Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) and full acquisition of the airport land, disclosing that the demolition exercise was part of the processes being carried out in the overriding public interest.

“Enugu State Government is committed to the safety of our people. We are committed to the welfare of our people and one of the most fundamental processes we need to undergo, to continue to grow the economy of Enugu State and the entire South East geo-political zone and beyond, is to ensure that this international airport, which is the only international airport South East of the Niger is fully functional”, he said.

The commissioner disclosed that the demolition of the encroached structures will allow the installation of night landing lights at the airport, stressing that the state government is determined to ensure that any obstacle that hinders the full realization of the airport project will be duly addressed.

According to him, “We have received assurances from the contractors, from FAAN, that this airport will be re-opened for operations in April. Every land that is acquired by FAAN is acquired by the state in line with extant laws and we are providing all the necessary support for this airport to be operational. We are going to continue to put in the best of our efforts to ensure that the directives of the State Executive Council are carried out”.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/safety-enugu-government-demolishes-structures-encroaching-on-akanu-ibiam-intl-airport/

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by brunofarad(m): 4:00pm On Jan 23, 2020
Now


If the reverse was the case
And there exists an urgent need for affordable housing structures in the State.....would the governor act so fast to erect low cost housing ?


In this part of the world, It is easier to destroy than to build

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Okekenwajideaku: 4:12pm On Jan 23, 2020
This Onoh of a man just turned in demolishing Enugu..

Almost all kiosk and shops been demolished with no alternative

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by OEPHIUS(m): 4:37pm On Jan 23, 2020
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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by OreMI22: 4:37pm On Jan 23, 2020
Finally, the government is living up to it's responsibility of demolishing any structure which the owner was crazy enough to build inside the airport exclusion perimeter.

Whatever makes Nigerians think they should build so close to airport runway just as we build houses on gutters and on our major roads!

One hopes that all those silly classroom blocks built beside the main runway are also removed. The airport should be safe for jumbo jets, without any illegal structure issues mitigating runway/taxiway safety when it reopens.

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by philip0906(m): 4:59pm On Jan 23, 2020
OreMI22:
Finally, the government is living up to it's responsibility of demolishing any structure which the owner was crazy enough to build inside the airport exclusion perimeter.

Whatever makes Nigerians think they should build so close to airport runway just as we build houses on gutters and on our major roads!

One hopes that all those silly classroom blocks built beside the main runway are also removed. The airport should be safe for jumbo jets, without any illegal structure issues mitigating runway/taxiway safety when it reopens.
The problem with your submission is that it is the same government, who gave them permits/permissions to buy lands & build houses there. No one builds houses or erects structures in Nigeria, without getting approval from authorities.

So what you have is basically a case of government eating their cake and having it...Policy summersaults as a result of incompetence & no clear and followed through roadmap

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Yankiss(m): 4:59pm On Jan 23, 2020
Hmm, people can risk their life o. Don't they hear about planes crashing into people's homes and buildings? It's good the government is now taking direct action. I pity the owners of these illegal structures.

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by peteradoga3(m): 5:00pm On Jan 23, 2020
Just for space booking

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by ForeThinker: 5:00pm On Jan 23, 2020
It's well

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by GEOANDSONS: 5:00pm On Jan 23, 2020
Good

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by YorubaPrince: 5:01pm On Jan 23, 2020
Sad! sad

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by money121(m): 5:03pm On Jan 23, 2020
Ok

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by younglleo: 5:03pm On Jan 23, 2020
Na persin million be dis oo

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 5:04pm On Jan 23, 2020
brunofarad:
This is serious

And i hope the affected individuals were adequately compensated

Compensated for what?

Or made to face the law for unlawful possession

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 5:05pm On Jan 23, 2020
younglleo:
Na persin million be dis oo

Dumb persons million s

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by benobyeze(m): 5:05pm On Jan 23, 2020
Who approved the building of the structures being demolished in the first place. Hope the owners are compensated fully.

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Ttipsy(f): 5:05pm On Jan 23, 2020
people should know the appropriate place to build

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by tstx(m): 5:06pm On Jan 23, 2020
Gburugburu
Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 5:06pm On Jan 23, 2020
YorubaPrince:
Sad! sad


What's sad about it?
Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by wonuks(m): 5:06pm On Jan 23, 2020
shocked
Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by bluefilm: 5:19pm On Jan 23, 2020
Why that guy holding both the mike and phone turning and squeezing his face that way?

Na so the officer mouth dey smell abi na wetin?

Tufiakwa. cool

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Kpilo101: 5:28pm On Jan 23, 2020
Mumu people
Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by 2sexycom(m): 5:29pm On Jan 23, 2020
philip0906:

The problem with your submission is that it is the same government, who gave them permits/permissions to buy lands & build houses there. No one builds houses or erects structures in Nigeria, without getting approval from authorities.

So what you have is basically a case of government eating their cake and having it...Policy summersaults as a result of incompetence & no clear and followed through roadmap
I disagree. They may have been misled to buy the land without due diligence... There hundreds of such case of purchased lands with committed acquisition on it. A friend told me how he mistakenly bought one of such lands in Lagos and his 30m disappeared..

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Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by mcjohny(m): 5:29pm On Jan 23, 2020
Nwa Onoh no dey everly smile, grand son of the former governor of the then Enugu-anambra state. A man who trains and carries python on his G-wagon.

This man was the face behind the demolition of illegal structures in Abuja during El-rufai's regime

Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Jimwils: 5:37pm On Jan 23, 2020
Okekenwajideaku:
This Onoh of a man just turned in demolishing Enugu..

Almost all kiosk and shops been demolished with no alternative

Look at You. You are one of d prblm Igbo's are having here on nairaland,You insult ur fellow Igbo man here,and You give other tribes d guts to do more than You v done.,keep up..ok cool
Re: Akanu Ibiam Airport: Enugu Govt Demolishes Structures Encroaching On Land by Atomass: 5:39pm On Jan 23, 2020
Chai this life eh. Those buildings are no where close to the said airport

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