Ekiti government, Olujimi pledge collaboration to make completion of cargo airport reality
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Abiodun Olujimi, have pledged collaboration to make the state’s international cargo airport, still under construction, a success story.
The duo made the pledge, yesterday, when they jointly made an on-the-spot assessment visit to the airport to determine the level of its readiness for commissioning.
Fayemi, who was accompanied to the construction site by Bishop of Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Felix Femi Ajakaiye, said that Olujimi as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation and the state government have jointly pledged to make the lofty initiative a reality.
Olujimi, representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, commended the governor for turning the vision of the airport to a reality for all Ekiti indigenes.
She said that Senate committee would soon pay a visit to the airport as part of its oversight functions to also know what could be captured in the next budget.
MEANWHILE, Bishop Ajakaiye, while commending the governor and the senator for setting aside their political differences for the progress of their mother state, said: “I want to express my happiness today, because we are talking about Ekiti State interest instead of selfish or individual interest. It’s all about Ekiti even when we talk of Ado-Ekiti, Isan-Ekiti or Omuo-Ekiti. It is not about any party, it is about our dear state and our collective welfare.”
Fayemi, who had earlier assured that the agro-allied cargo airport and other various legacy projects embarked upon by his administration would be completed before the expiration of his tenure, said that the airport’s 3.2km runway was constructed with the capacity to accommodate all types of aircraft.
He added that the airport would also have facilities for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to have its own operations as well as for maintenance and associated engineering components.