Commissioner defends proposed Edo North airport
Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, , has said the state government has strong business case for the new airport project proposed in Edo North Senatorial District of the state.
In a statement, the commissioner said the justification for the project stems from the increased commercial activities in the area, occasioned by the operation of two mega cement companies with a combined capacity of 9mta of cement production and the growing academic community in the area.
He said: “The airport project in Etsako Council, Edo North Senatorial District, is one of the major projects proposed by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration. It is going to change a lot of things. We are very confident the project is going to be realised.”
He added that the governor is committed to the realisation of the project and is providing the needed support required by the regulatory agencies to expedite action on approving all licenses required for the commencement of the project.
“It’s a given that safety is key for any aviation project. So we are providing support to the agencies carrying out studies and other requirements to commence construction at the proposed site,” he added.