FOLLOWING the request by Abia State traditional rulers, led by Eze Joseph Nwabeke of Eziama Ntigha of Isialangwa North LGA, Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he moght drop the proposed Abia Airport project.
Gov. Ikpeazu stated this while addressing principal officers of Abia Council of Traditional Rulers and Chairmen of Traditional Rulers Council in the 17 local government areas of the state.
But the governor assured that he would table their request before the State Executive Council for proper review and a decision.
Earlier while speaking, Eze Nwabekee, on behalf of Abia royal fathers, urged the governor to shelve the proposed Abia Airport project for now and use funds earmarked for it to complete ongoing road projects in the state including some portions of the dilapidated Aba – Port Harcourt Highway and Aba – Ikot Ekpene Highway which are federal government roads.
According to Nwabekee, fixing the roads would boost the economy of the state.
It will be recalled that the airport project was initiated by the former governor of Abia State, Senator Theophilus Orji.