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Akure airport reopens for business

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Barely 48 hours after the Akure Airport was temporarily shut down due to the discovery of a mysterious crater on the runway on Monday, it has reopened for business.

The Guardian learnt that passengers in and outside the state had been stranded since Monday when the airport was shut, as many of them had to cancel their flights.

However, a source at the airport that spoke with The Guardian, yesterday, said that the swift response of the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was helpful in bringing the busy airport back to business.

“But for the prompt intervention of the governor, it would have taken some time to be back on stream; we thank God we are fully back after three days of hitches.

“Hopefully from Thursday, we will commence operations to our destinations. All intending passengers are even being contacted to follow up on this development,” he said.

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, confirmed that the state government had to intervene in the interest of the people and businesses.

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