By Bukola Olasanmi
The South-East Governors’ Forum has resolved to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, as well as the welfare of the people in the region.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, last week told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that N10bn was needed to rehabilitate the runway and fix other things at the airport.
However, briefing reporters after the meeting with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, religious leaders and South-East National Assembly Caucus in Enugu, the Chairman of the forum, David Umahi, said they had resolved to meet with Buhari following fears that the airport could be abandoned.
“We have resolved to meet with the President for the welfare of our people in South-East,” the Ebonyi State Governor added.
Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) attended the meeting. Imo State was represented by Deputy Gerald Irona while Anambra was not represented.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo attended the meeting where Enyinaya Abaribe represented the members of the region in the National Assembly.