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Ogun Cargo Airport will improve state’s IGR, says centre

By Shakirah Adunola
18 September 2021   |   4:07 am
The Centre for International Freight and Cargo Studies (CIFAS) has lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State for opening up the state for agro-allied businesses and industrial revolution.

[FILES] Dapo Abiodun. Photo/facebook.com/ogsgofficial

The Centre for International Freight and Cargo Studies (CIFAS) has lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State for opening up the state for agro-allied businesses and industrial revolution.

A statement issued by the Director General and Executive Secretary of the centre, Olatunde Awonuga and Olawale Ismail, respectively, said the International Agro-Allied Cargo Airport project would improve the state’s economy when completed.

Noting that the project was conceived during the administration of former governor Gbenga Daniel, the centre said its continuation by the Abiodun administration should be applauded.

Awonuga stressed that the international cargo airport would tremendously boost the exportation of agricultural and allied products by commercial farmers as well as importation of farm inputs into the state.

He maintained that the establishment of the airport has finally given exporters the leeway to export their cash products such as cocoa, kolanut, rubber and tobacco without necessarily passing through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Apapa Seaport in Lagos, pointing out that the axis has become a nightmare for investors, industries and freight forwarders due to congestion.

“The cargo airport will deepen the development of Ogun State, boost its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and launch the state as an international industrial hub of huge potential. The construction of the airport is a testimony to the governor’s profound business acumen as well as his proven wealth of experience in the private sector. It shows that Governor Abiodun is a good manager of human and material resources as well as a mega creator of wealth-driven opportunities,” Awonuga said.