Elders under the auspices of Anambra Elders Council have applauded Governor Willie Obiano for putting up the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport Umueri and Anambra International Conference Center, Awka, respectively.
Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana reports that the elders gave the commendation when they joined the governor on his usual weekly inspection visit to the projects.
Governor Obiano who led the elders on tour of the facilities, explained and showcased all aspects of the airport and the Conference Center to them.
Speaking on the viability of the airport, a former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku described it as magnificent and applauded the Governor for not borrowing to finance the project.
While enphasizing that it portrays the Governor as an efficient manager of resources, unlike some of his counterparts, Chief Anayaoku congratulated Ndi Anambra, saying that the project which is a pride to the Governor, the State and Nigeria at large will sufficiently serve the interests of not only Anambra and South East merchants, but foreign investors in time to come, and said that the conference center will evidently complement the airport.
Former Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Disciple of the Sacraments, Francis Cardinal Arinze noted that the airport is beautiful, and revealed that Ndi Anambra have capable people in every facets of human endeavours and prayed for the successful take off and operation of the airport and the Conference Center.
Archbishop Province on the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Right Reverend Alexander Ibezim who maintained that the airport will make for easy and safer travel, noted that Governor Obiano has done well to leave good legacies behind, even as he urged successive administrations not to abandon them.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwemeka Ezeife, Chairman of South East Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe of Onitsha, Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, Traditional Ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Elder Chris Eluomuno, National Vice President of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, among others were part of the visit.