The Federal Government have approved the request of the Ebonyi State Government for the construction of a new International Airport in the State.
In a letter signed on his behalf by the Director Safety and Technical Policy, Capt T A Alkali of the Ministry, the Minister said the approval followed the visit of a Technical team from the ministry and its agencies to the state on inspection of the proposed site for the airport.
“I am directed to convey approval of the Honourable Minister of Aviation for the construction of a state owned/financed International Airport on the inspected site”, he wrote.
However, the airport is sited at the boundary between Ezza South and Ezza North local government areas.
The approval comes at a time when the only International Airport in the Southeast, located in neghbouring Enugu State has been shut down by the Federal Government indefinitely.