Ogun Cargo Airport to commence operations in six weeks
Preparations are in top gear to commence scheduled and non-scheduled flights at the Ogun State Cargo Airport located at Ilisan-Iperu Road in the next six weeks, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said.
Speaking with newsmen after inspecting the airport project, the governor noted that work was being intensified to have a couple of flights take off from the airport to Abuja and other parts of the country and bring passengers to Ogun State.
“I am pleased that things are going on as planned. The airport is sitting on a Special Agro-processing Zone and it is being developed by Arise, one of our partners. I am sure that in another six weeks, scheduled flights will begin to operate from here,” the governor said.
He expressed delight with the level of work done so far, saying the runway, which is the longest in Nigeria, could compete with the best anywhere in the world, while the apron, where planes are parked, is currently the biggest in Nigeria.
Abiodun said that although many did not believe the airport could become a reality, his administration spends every day living up to its promise, adding that multiple flights had landed and taken off from the airport after the first test flights early this year.
“About two weeks ago, the vice president of Nigeria took off from Abuja and landed here and also took off from here and returned to Abuja among many other flights. But more importantly, we are progressing with our plans for this airport.
“I am impressed with the quality of work done so far. The Apron, where the planes are parked is the biggest in Nigeria today. The runway is the longest and best constructed in Nigeria today according to the pilots that have landed at the airport,” Abiodun added.
Assuring that more policies would be reviewed to further enhance the Ease of Doing Business to attract more investors to the state, Abiodun said that in a few weeks, his administration would unveil the new Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) and the new Bureau of Lands Management and Administration, to enable people who buy land get their C of O within 30 days.
With the new policy direction of the Federal Government and new constitutional amendments that allow states to generate and distribute electricity, the state helmsman said Ogun State would key into it just as he informed that the state is the first in Nigeria to unveil its first set of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses.
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