Gov Makinde Reiterates Commitment to Upgrade Ibadan Airport
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has again reiterated his commitment to upgrade Ibadan Airport, Alakia to facilitate cargo operations and international flights.
The governor said he was already in talks with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on the matter.
He stated this while addressing people at a civic reception in his honour at his ancestral village, Ajia, in Ona Ara Local Government area of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, states that agro-allied services would benefit heavily from the impending upgrade of the Airport thereby boosting the economy of the state.
Governor Makinde promised to reward the people who trusted him with votes with unprecedented development across the state.
The governor at the event organised by the Ajia and its Environs Descendant Union, declared that he would not disappoint the people of the state or break the trust that the people reposed in him by delivering good governance to the state and developing its nooks and crannies.
He admonished the youths in Ajia and across the state to take their education seriously by making judicious use of the free education policy of his administration so as to become useful and productive to themselves and the society.
“I have begun discussion with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and they have given us certain conditions on the upgrade of our airport so that it can accommodate bigger aircrafts. When that is done, those travelling from Osun, Ekiti and Ondo will not need to get to Lagos before boarding flights and what that tells you is that Ajia and other rural communities around the airport as well as the economy of Oyo State, will soon witness a new dawn”, he added.
Earlier, former Head of Service in the State, Pa. Theophilus Akinyele urged Governor Makinde to continue to place premium on the welfare of people as he had been doing as a private citizen.
In a welcome address Chairman, Ajia and Its Environs Descendants Union, Engineer Amos Fakayode, commended Makinde for making Ajia and Oyo State proud through his achievements within the first 100 days in the office.