By Harry Awurumibe, State House, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10 billion as an intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
President Buhari who received in audience the delegation of the South East political, religious and traditional leaders at Presidential Villa, Abuja and had received a written presentation from the delegation spokesman and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has however disclosed this in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @MBuhari.
“I have approved the sum of N10 billion for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. I have the assurance of the Minister of Aviation that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards.
“Even as we have many items competing for our limited resources, we will continue to prioritize infrastructure investments in every part of the country. It is our responsibility to ensure Nigeria’s infrastructure is fixed; we will keep doing this,” President Buhari tweeted.
The intervention fund approval follows an earlier meeting today between the South-East leaders and President Buhari at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja.