In a desperate move to improve aviation safety and up the infrastructure at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, the State government has ordered the immediate relocation of transmission Mast of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS)  Enugu-Ngwo.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the commissioner for information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe disclosed that the relocation of the mast was in fulfillment of one of the requests made by the Ministry of Aviation as part of the measures to enhance the safety of the international airport.

Mr. Anikwe, who stressed that “all hands must be on deck” to make sure that the airport was rehabilitated to standard, explained that the issue of obstruction by the mast was very dear to the state government, saying: “The Managing Director of ESBS has been summoned to return from his meeting in Abuja to start relocating the mast at Ngwo.”

Mean while, the state government also announced Wednesday, September 26, as the date for the inauguration of the recently constituted stakeholders’ committee saddled with the responsibility of resolving all issues around the expansion and upgrade of the airport facilities.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the commissioner for information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe disclosed that the relocation of the mast was in fulfillment of one of the requests made by the Ministry of Aviation as part of the measures to enhance the safety of the international airport.

Mr. Anikwe pointed out that Gov. Ugwuanyi has assured that the state government would carry out every other thing that the federal authorities require to upgrade the airport, “because it is not just the Enugu State government, but all the South East Governors have been united in their eagerness and support to ensure that the project is completed”.

He also maintained that the state government places high premium on the safety and effective operation of the Enugu international airport because of its socio-economic and political benefits to the people of the South East geo-political zone.

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