The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Worldwide has issued a warning to the Federal Government over the deadline for the completion of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
This comes amidst the extension deadline from December 2019 to April 2020 by the Aviation Ministry.
Reacting to the event, the OYC mentioned any additional shift within the date from April could be stoutly resisted.
This was contained in a press release collectively signed by the teams President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and the Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
The Youth group mentioned that it has diligently studied the current clarification of Minister of Aviation Hon. Hadi Sirika earlier than the House of representatives, on the extension of time for the re-opening of Akanu ibiam Int’l Airport Enugu, describing the ministers clarification as a ruse.
They, nonetheless, mentioned Igbo youths would give him the advantage of the doubt to show his sincerity “if he relocates in earnest to Enugu to observe the progress of the rehabilitation of your complete amenities on the Airport, to fulfill up the worldwide standing by all requirements which incorporates, the set up of Night touchdown amenities to accommodate extra worldwide flights that makes use of evening touchdown amenities which had been lacking within the airport for many years now.
“We count on the completion of the New terminal constructing with trendy facilities deserted intentionally after the exit of Former Aviation Minister, Sen Stella Odua, and enlargement of the runaways.
“We want to remind Sen Hadi Sirika that we’re already on the bottom monitoring the state of affairs independently. “We won’t tolerate any substandard work as rumored and count on to see him relocate to Enugu earlier so to fulfill up with the brand new deadline as any additional excuses for additional delay past 2020 April won’t be entertained.
“We urge Igbo to train endurance until the brand new date of re-opening of the Akanu Ibiam Int’l airport for Easter celebration of April 2020.
“We assure Igbo that the palliative care and measures of South East Governors through Engr Chris Okoye’s Committee will ensure tight security throughout the Xmas festival from Sam Mbakwe Int’l Cargo Airport Owerri Imo State to their destinations.”
They equally urged the vp, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to take the non curiosity mortgage (TraderMoni), initiative focused at petty merchants who require small capital to startup or enhance their companies, to the victims of Onitsha tanker hearth.
OYC added that the Federal Government must also direct the Bank of trade and Central Bank of Nigeria to supply gentle loans to the Onitsha merchants who’re in deep agony and misery.
The group mentioned that it has written previously to worldwide financial our bodies on the necessity for well timed intervention on the poor State of Onitsha hearth victims.
In one other improvement, Isiguzoro appealed for the re-opening of the closed border, noting that although the closure was good however ought to be opened earlier than the Christmas pageant season.
“We Commend President Muhammadu Buhari on the closure of the land borders to assist native producers and farmers and likewise addressing the incessant crime dedicated by our land borders.
“This improvement undoubtedly has inspired the native manufacturing of Rice in each a part of Nigeria, particularly the well-known manufacturing of Abakilki Ebonyi State, rice.
“We name on our neighboring nations to place up strict guidelines and rules throughout the borders to allow the federal Government rescind its resolution on Border closure, as no nation closes her borders indefinitely.
“We urge the Government to negotiate through its agencies with our neighbouring agencies so to re-open the closed borders before the Christmas festival season,” he mentioned.