Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has said that the state is not lacking the financial resources to complete the Anambra International Cargo Airport that is scheduled to be inaugurated in April 2021.
He disclosed this when he visited the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika where he stated that the airport when completed will have the the second-longest runway in Nigeria, after the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
On the word of Governor Obiano, the airport is being built with the best available materials, with a guaranteed lifespan of one hundred years. As a matter of fact, he revealed that the major reason he embarked on the project was hinged on aiding the growth of the economy of the state and its environs.
He said the airport is just a few kilometres from Onitsha town, the economic nerve centre of the South-East Region adding that it is strategically located and a worthwhile investment.
Furthermore, he stressed that the construction of the airport has been guided by recommendations and guidelines of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as it hopes to meet the best international standards.
Conversely, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, applauded the Anambra State government for embarking on the cargo airport project which he said will certainly influence the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole.
In addition, he advised the Governor to sustain the ongoing collaboration with the regulatory authorities to ensure that all regulations and guidelines for the construction and operation of airports are met.