THUNDER STORM AT AKANU IBIAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ENUGU

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that a thunferstorm has destroyed parts of the newly refurbished Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

A very heavy thunder storm, according to a statement signed by the agency’s Actimg Geberal Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, occurred at airport in the early hours of November 23, 2016, destroying some parts of the Airport Terminal Building and Pilot Lounge and General Aviation Terminal. The statement said it also affected electric power lines to the airport, FAAN Staff Secondary and Primary School Buildings and Private Residential Buildings.

However, FAAN management took immediate remedial action which allowed flight operations in and out of the airport. FAAN is doing her best to restore normalcy.  There was no loss of life or injury and also flight operations were not affected in the airport