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Delay closure of Enugu Int’l airport for travellers’ to make adequate plans—SE Govs

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…seeks activation of announced ban on herders without herds, cattle on foot in region

The leadership of the Southeast governors has written President Muhaamdu Buhari pleading with him to delays further the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The prayers are coming on the background to give travellers who had booked their flights via the airport to leave before the closure for repair works.

Also, the South East Governors’ Forum chaired by the Ebonyi State Governor is also seeking President Buhari to give bite to ban he had imposed on herders without herds roaming in forests and end to the movement of cattle by foot in the region.

Otherwise, the forum is asking the president to approve its earlier decision banning herders who have no cattle, as well as the movement of cattle by foot in the region.

They said “We plead with Mr. President that we publish this letter to assuage our people’s feelings who erroneously think that no efforts are being made by the leaders of the South East to tackle insecurity and economic challenges facing the zone and to let them know that her leaders before now have been working very hard without making noise as issues of security must not be discussed in the public,” the letter signed by signed by the chairman of the forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, said.

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