Hundreds of passengers were on Saturday stranded at the new Anambra Airport following the grounding of flight operations, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
Reliable sources told our correspondent that flight activities were brought to a halt as a result of refusal of the airport management to put on the runway light which aids the landing and taking off of flights.
Passengers were seen in their numbers groaning and lamenting about the situation.
One of the passengers, Kingsley Orji expressed dissatisfaction with the situation, saying such is provocative and unheard of.
He said his flight to Abuja from Anambra was scheduled for 5pm but that did not happen as the runway light remained switched off.
Upon further enquiry, our correspondent gathered that the staff in charge of the unit was nowhere to be found as his phone lines was switched off.
While some other passengers went home, others who were left with the option of locating a nearest airport to continue their journey.
Mr Orji also said despite the situation, passengers were not refunded their money.
He therefore called on the State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo and other relevant authorities to take decisive steps and ensure that passengers will not continue to receive a poor service despite paying huge amount of money to fly.