Anambra State Government has praised the launch of Nigeria’s latest scheduled air carrier, United Nigeria Airlines, headed by Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, a worthy son of Anambra State.
The inaugural flight took off from the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos and landed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Mr C. Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment in a statement commended Dr Okonkwo for following the footsteps of another great ambassador of Anambra State, Chief Allen Onyema, of Air Peace Airlines, despite the current turbulent state of the global airline business.
The release expressed confidence and assurance that the United Nigeria Airlines will take the aviation industry by storm, as Air Peace has done, especially in the area of safety record, schedule integrity and quality ground and inflight services.
It, however, advised Dr Okonkwo to consider making Anambra Airport the headquarters of his United Nigeria Airlines operations rather than Lagos, Abuja or any other place.
According to the release, Chief Onyema is committed to building a hanger at the Anambra International Cargo Airport still under construction, a key component of the strategy driving the phenomenal Aku lue uno philosophy.
It explained that the hanger will encourage a lot of local and international carriers to bring their equipment to the airport for maintenance and repairs.
The release promised the willingness of Anambra State Government and its residents to work with it to achieve its goal even as it stated that Dr Okonkwo and the Sosoliso chairman, Late Chief Victor Ikwuemesi hail from Ogidi, Idemmili North.