…Finishing work rounding off at the new airport
CHAIRMAN of Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Transport, Patrick Obalum has disclosed that Anambra State Ministry of Transport is currently registering people who wish to commence airport taxi at the new International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, Anambra East Council Area.
Udeoba said the coming of the airport had created job opportunities for Anambra citizens; that interested persons for airport taxi operation should find their way to the Ministry of Transport for further details on how to be enrolled into the newborn economy.
The lawmaker, who represents Anambra West State Constituency in the legislature, said it was a welcome development and that youths should catch in on the golden opportunity to empower themselves as more jobs would emanate from the airport.
According to him, the airport at Umueri would be officially opened to the general public in a couple of months and that business opportunities which would spring up in the area cannot be overemphasised as many youths would be gainfully employed.
He said regardless of the cynicism and criticism of malignant forces, Governor Obiano did exceedingly well by building the airport for everyone to access including political antagonists, adding that the governor also built two bridges in Anambra West Constituency.
Although he observed that Anambra State had waited patiently for the Onitsha Seaport to become a reality but all to no avail, until Governor Willie Obiano took the bull by the horn and built the airport at Umueri to ease the difficulties of doing business amongst traders in Anambra and the entire southeast region.
Meanwhile, work is on top speed to complete the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, by Governor Willie Obiano’s administration.
As is customary since the project commenced a year ago, Governor Obiano embarked on his weekly inspection visit to the site in company of his wife, Dr. Ebelechukwu Obiano, Senator Joy Emordi, Council of Knights of the Anglican Communion, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, Chief Executive Officer of Rotech Energy Services Limited, Chief Austin Oguejiofor, among others.
Since the last visit, visible changes were noted including completion of the two taxiways, advancement in the water reticulation project, completion of block work within the terminal building, ongoing tilling of the terminal building, among others.
Governor Obiano said that the state government was looking at maximum of two months to certify the airport for commercial flights operation, emphasising that funds was not borrowed for the project.
The Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor, who pointed out that equipments for the terminal building and the control tower have all been paid for, said that the aerodrome fencing was 95 per cent completed.
While noting that the test run operation conducted on May 30, 2021, was successfully passed, Ifejiofor appreciated the governor for prompt payment of contractors which is why the project is progressing rapidly.