...By Muyiwa Aderinto for TDPel Media.
Mixed Reactions Over Launch of Ebonyi State International Airport
The recent launch of an international airport in Ebonyi State has been met with mixed reactions from Nigerians.
The airport, which cost N36 billion and is located in Onueke, Ezza South Local Government, was named after President Muhammadu Buhari and is set for commissioning next week.
Governor Dave Umahi claimed that the airport would employ over 400 citizens.
Need for an Airport in Ebonyi State?
Some Nigerians have questioned the need for an airport in Ebonyi State, with comments such as “But does Ebonyi need an airport?” and “How many ordinary people in the state can afford air fees and beauty amid poverty.”
However, others have praised the accomplishment and infrastructure development, such as @Aje who said, “This is what Peter Obi couldn’t do for you in 8 years.
A Governor in your region accomplished this feat.”
Comparison with Other Airports
Some Nigerians have also criticized the airport’s architectural design and standards. @bigger_stan compared the airport to those in Ghana and Ethiopia, stating that “That Airport is of low standard compared to the airports in Ghana and Ethiopia.”
However, some have noted the impressive chandelier in the airport.
The launch of the international airport in Ebonyi State raises important questions about the need for infrastructure development in Nigeria, particularly in states where poverty is prevalent.
While some Nigerians have praised the development, others have questioned its necessity and value in the current economic climate.
Additionally, the criticisms of the airport’s design and standards highlight the importance of ensuring that infrastructure development meets international standards and is built to last.
The launch of the airport is a reminder of the need for responsible and strategic investment in infrastructure that benefits all Nigerians.