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Ebonyi airport project will open state to domestic, foreign investments: Sirika

The minister said the airport would expose the state’s agricultural potential to the international market.

• January 20, 2022
Dave Umahi and Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has described ongoing Ebonyi Airport project as a worthwhile one that will open up the state to both domestic and international investments.

Mr Sirika said this when he received Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi in his office in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that the airport would definitely expose the state’s agricultural potential to the international market.

The minister in a statement by James Odaudu, Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry of Aviation, described Mr Umahi’s decision to build the airport as a courage which emanated from fine foresight.

According to him, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has since inception, embarked on creating an enabling environment for the expansion of aviation industry which has been severally acknowledged by the global aviation community.

“The Ministry of Aviation will do whatever is required to bring the project to fruition, considering the prospects for employment generation,” Mr Sirika said. 

Earlier, Mr Umahi, who briefed the minister on the progress of the project, said the state government would remain committed to its successful completion, considering the expected benefits to the people of the state.

He thanked the minister and the federal government for the encouragement and support in growing the project to its present stage.

“The airport, when completed, will meet all industry requirements,” the governor said.

(NAN)

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