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We didn’t borrow to build Anambra Airport – Obiano

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…Commercial flights begin next month

 CONTRARY to speculations in some quarters, no money was borrowed for the construction of Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri. 

  Gov. Willie Obiano stated this while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after landing at the airport with his wife,, Ebelechukwu, yesterday.

  According to the governor, not only did his administration not borrow money to finance the project, but also due process and maximum prudence were strictly followed.

  Gov. Obiano also said that government did not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that the airport will accord to global standard, adding that Agu-Awka power station which was commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, was constructed to supply 24-hour power to the facility.

  Noting that the project was 90 per cent completed, Gov. Obiano assured ndi Anambra that it would be commissioned in one month’s time when it would also commence commercial activities.

  The period, the governor explained, will cover the arrival of fire truck from Germany for use in the premises, adding that his optimism stems from the fact that post-construction gadgets, including carousel and control tower, are already installed.

  Gov. Obiano and his wife later went to the control tower while inspecting facilities in the airport.

  Those on hand to receive the governor and his wife include Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala and Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor among others.

  It would be recalled that yesterday’s flight was the sixth aircraft to land at the Umueri International Cargo and Passenger Airport after its test-running in April.

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