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Southeast Governors Warn Against Politicisation Of Second Niger Bridge



– Insist Enugu Airport Is Not Safe

Southeast governors have called on politicians in the country and the Federal Government to stop playing politics with the Second Niger Bridge.

The governors have also disagreed with the claim of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu was safe for use.

Speaking through the director-general of the South East Governors Forum, Prof Simon Ortuanya at a press conference in Enugu, the governors said that they were aware that the Second Niger Bridge had become a token for wooing Igbo votes but charged that work on the bridge be expedited.

“We have become aware that it was only in July 2018, that the contract for the second Niger bridge project was signed. Inspite of the fact that the first foundation laying ceremony was undertaken in 2013. We pray that this will not be another lip service to realisation of the second Niger bridge,” the Governors stated.

Insisting that the Enugu airport is not safe, he said “that the airport is not safe as there are no runway lights, the tarmac is bumpy with potholes, while one of the buildings destroyed by storm for over two years has become an eyesore. The cargo section of Akanu Ibiam International Airport is not functional.”

The governors had not too long ago raised issues with the safety of the airport but their claim was debunked by FAAN.

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