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Ben Murray Bruce describes Port Harcourt & Enugu Airports as “Disgraceful” after Visit

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Senator Ben Murray Bruce (Bayelsa East) has lamented the deplorable state of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport.

Bruce, who led members of the Senate Aviation Committee to airports shared photos and wrote:

Senate Aviation Committee on oversight in Enugu airport. Disgraceful airport. Dirty toilets. Failed runway, approach lights not working. Crater on runway. Falling roof. Infrastructure is in a complete state of decay. No lounge. No rest place for pilots or crew. Yet contractor has been paid in full. With over N100billion annual revenue from the aviation sector, I’m speechless! DISGRACEFUL!

“Currently, there are 28 mystery containers at the Enugu airport and no one knows what’s inside. The containers have been here since Jan 2014,” he wrote in another post.

Of the Port Harcourt Airport, Bruce wrote:

At the international wing of the PortHarcourt Airport, construction of the new terminal is ongoing and expected completion date is April 2018. Good work so far.

However, the local wing is a DISGRACE. Rehabilitation has been on for years with nothing to show. If anyone has doubts in their minds, the PH airport is another proof why I say Government should have no business managing airports.

Photo Credit: Facebook – Ben Murray Bruce

7 Comments

  1. john

    October 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    very true ..I made use of portharcourt airport on my way to France for the first time and it was horrible..the place look like a motor park….I swear I saw a rat ran pass me…what an eye sore and I thought lagos airport was the worst I HAVE EVER SEEN…u need to see it to believe..One Nigeria indeed

  2. mmesoma

    October 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    i live in PH and airport has been this way for some time from around 2012 or 2013 …the thing taya me ….

  3. tunmi

    October 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    oh…well this is different. Will more elected representatives make this a priority to check on government contracts awarded in their states and regions?

  4. corolla

    October 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    SIGH! Our leaders are corrupt and don’t give a shit about us! N100billion contract!? Who is the contractor?

  5. Comej

    October 26, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Will I ever return to Nigeria?Give me one good reason!
    If this is what an airport looks like what will a hospital be like?
    My first impression when I moved out was God will punish the embezzlers of Nigeria’s wealth

  6. TEE

    October 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Oh my ! Look at international airport i cant even laugh, very shameful. they looted all the money meant for the maintanace and improvements.

  7. King Bae

    October 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    28 mystery containers at the airport??? No one knows what is inside. Wow!!! Like that’s a huge security issue. But what do i know? Nigeria for you. SHAME!!!

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