Enugu airport fence destruction: FG vows to prosecute culprit

The government, on Thursday, vowed to use all lawful way to prosecute one Arch. John J. Emejulu, who was once accountable for the destruction of the concrete perimeter fence, masking about 2km, being erected on the Akanu Ibiam World Airport, Enugu, as a part of the continuing rehabilitation of the airport.

Talking to newsmen after examining the website online to determine the extent of destruction, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, expressed deep disappointment that the culprit may take such an illegal act through destroying a “nationwide safety asset”, at a time the government was once throughout turning in the Enugu airport, on August 30, as promised.

Narrating what transpired, Sirika disclosed that “whilst the procurement (of the Enugu airport rehabilitation) was once occurring, a definite cantankerous person through identify Arch. J.J. Emejulu got here with bulldozers and loads of armed thugs and destroyed greater than 2km of our fence”.

The Minister, who described the motion as unlucky, unbecoming and unacceptable, stated that “he (Emejulu) has given the federal government the chance to turn how to not willfully spoil public asset belonging to over 200 million other people”.

Whilst reiterating the dedication of the government to the reopening of the Enugu airport on August 30, as previous promised, Sirika, expressed dismay that regardless of the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver the airport again to its glory, with the country’s restricted sources and “at this very austere time”, to give a contribution to business and trade in addition to ensure protection of air vacationers, “a definite cantankerous person seemed from nowhere with bulldozers and destroyed this nationwide safety asset”.

“This is a unsuitable time to check our unravel. The person will surely be handled maximally with out recourse. I’m positive he’s going to be apologetic about doing this and naturally this could also be a possibility for presidency to turn that no person can take the regulation into his palms and willfully spoil nationwide asset belonging to 200 million of all people.

“This may surely be the tip of this sort of recklessness. We can no longer forgive him. The Leader of Air Workforce, the Inspector Common of Police, the Director Common, DSS, others, might be directed to do the considered necessary and convey him to e book, so that any one who would ponder doing one thing like this in long term can have a reconsider.

“We’re govt in position; we aren’t a lawless nation; we aren’t in a banana republic, we’re within the Federal Republic of Nigeria ruled through rules. Undoubtedly, this isn’t applicable and I’m positive that we’re equivalent to the duty of emerging in defence of our nationwide asset”, the Minister maintained.

Sirika who thanked President Buhari “for his knowledge to permit this procurement to proceed through offering the cash, additionally favored the South East Governors particularly Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who he stated “has helped us on this procurement and has replied to all our requests for the actualization of this laudable challenge”.

He famous that Gov. Ugwuanyi visited the website online of the destroyed fence previous and was once on the airport to fulfill with him over the subject, stressing that it displays his stage of dedication to the belief of the Enugu airport challenge.

Additionally within the inspection excursion have been the Air Officer Commanding Flooring Coaching Command, NAF, Enugu, Air Vice Marshal Idi Amin, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Hamisu Rabiu Yadudu, the Enugu Airport Supervisor, Mrs. Cecilia Oguama, the Chairman, South East Governors’ Discussion board Airport Rehabilitation/Palliative Works Committee, Engr. Chris Okoye, the Enugu State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, his Data counterpart, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, and the Chairman, Enugu Capital Territory Building Authority, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, amongst others.

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