The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Airline Nigeria Limited, Chief Allen Onyema, said at ninety-five percent completion stage, Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, is ready to commence commercial activities.
Chief Onyema, who gave the disclosure upon his landing at the Airport for the third time, described the project as a gateway into the South East region.
Chief Onyema’s landing conceded with Governor Willie Obiano’s weekly inspection visit to the Airport in company of members of Anambra State Organized Labour.
He disabused people of thinking and seeing the Airport as white elephant project, stressing that it received the fastest approval by the Federal Government, and applauded the Buhari administration for cooperating with Anambra State over the project, which he described as better than most airports in the Country.
Chief Onyema, who said that the Federal Government is pushing commercial activities into the South East, insisted that every facility in Aviation is already within the Airport, calling on people who have businesses outside the State to invest in the Anambra, adding that the Airport has the capacity to provide millions of jobs in the areas of travel agencies, hotels, resorts, among other business opportunities.
Speaking later at Governor Obiano’s Country home in Aguleri, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in Anambra State, Mr. Jerry Nnubia, said that the Airport will stimulate a lot of economic activities in the State, expressing optimism that Governor Obiano’s successor will consolidate on his gains in developing Anambra State.
On his part, Governor Obiano, who asked God for the grace to complete the project in record time, said his major interest is to make Anambra an international destination, expressing optimism that he will exit office on a high note.
Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana, reports that the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Paschal Agbodike, was among those who were part of the visit to Governor Obiano.