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Senate is committed to development of the aviation sector – Smart Adeyemi

Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi has promised that the Upper Chamber will continue to use its legislative powers and functions to enhance development in the aviation sector.

Senator Adeyemi stated this in Abeokuta when the Senate Committee on Aviation paid a courtesy call on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Senator Adeyemi, who explained that the visit was to assess the sites of the proposed cargo international airport, Ilisan and the passengers’ airport, at Wasimi area of the state, said the Upper chamber would take decisions on the facilities that could meet the needs of the people.

While pointing out that the cargo international airport would accelerate social and economic development in the state, Senator Adeyemi renewed the National Assembly’s support towards ensuring completion of the airport.

Also, Senator Olamilekan Adeola representing Lagos, who explained that provision had been made for airport in Ogun State in the 2021 budget, said it would be released for the construction of the agro allied airport.

Responding, Governor Dapo Abiodun solicited the support of the Senate for the completion of the cargo international Airport, adding that the first phase of the Airport was expected to be completed and commissioned in May next year. 

Bolanle Adesida

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