We borrowed no dime for the project, says Governor Obiano
Air Peace boss weeps after landing
Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, and the people of the state were ecstatic on Friday when the first flight landed at the state’s cargo and passenger airport.
The three aircraft that landed at the airport were on the fleet of Air Peace Airlines owned by one of the sons of Anambra State, Chief Allen Onyema.
The plane Air Peace 5N-BUJ landed at about 2.30 pm whereas Air Peace 5N-BVD landed at 2. forty-seven to check run the but to be accomplished airport.
Obiano, while addressing the crowd, described the airport as a revolution in the aviation industry, saying it took his administration 15 months to arrive at 85 per cent completion.
He revealed that the airport with 3.7 runway, 11-storey constructing tower, and different services was constructed with no mortgage borrowed to finance it
He added that it was probably the most audacious legacy of his administration, including that it could function as the best bridge to attract investors to the state.
Obiano stated: “The Awka Stadium is also almost ready. Very soon, local and international flights will start landing and taking off in Anambra.”
On his part, the owner of the aircraft, Chief Allen Onyema, who was on board the first aircraft to land at the airport, described it as the largest and best in Africa.
He said he wept immediately he landed as a result of he never knew the dream of an airport would become a reality in Anambra State.
He mentioned: “I’ve been vindicated today after boasting on TV that the airport will soon be accomplished, which attracted condemnation from some individuals.
”I thank the FG for approving this airport, which is the fastest to be approved as a testimony of the standard of the job completed right here. That is the perfect and longest runway in Africa with 3.7km.”
He added that the airport would not serve Anambra folks alone however the South East and the entire nation.
“In less no time, President Muhammadu Buhari is going to approve this airport as an international one, which would create millions of jobs for the folks in addition to energise the nation’s economy,” he stated.