“I am amazed, almost speechless at the level of work”, NCAA Boss Speaks on Anambra International Airport
The Anambra International Cargo/Passenger Airport Umueri, has been ranked as one of the best airports in Nigeria by the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu .
Nuhu who is the head of the highest regulatory authority in aviation in Nigeria said this during an inspection tour of the facilities at the new airport which is near completion, noting that the consultants to the government of Anambra State on the project had done a great job as he was left in awe at the structure which stood before him.
In his words, “we have gone round the airport. We have a runway of 3.7km with a runway safety area on both ends of the airport of about 1000 meters. There’s no airport in Nigeria that has a racer area of 1000 meters at both ends of the runway, with two taxiways. We have gone to the tower, the control tower is amazing, certainly if not one of the best control towers in Nigeria today”..
“We have seen the fire service station. Amazing. It’s going to be a CAT 955 firefighting station which will allow big planes and international flights to be landing and taking off here once flight resumes.”
“I am amazed, almost speechless at the level of work, and the level of compliance with our regulatory requirements and also with international standards and recommended practices,”
“It is obvious that when this airport is completed, it is going to be a significant enabler of the economy and growth of this area, the state and the surrounding states here. So, at this point I congratulate Governor Willie Obiano for this legacy project,” he concluded.