11th October, 2021
Gov. Willie Obiano has said Anambra cargo and passengers airport is ready for operations if the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, grants the state approval to inaugurate it for use.
Obiano disclosed this at a news conference on Sunday after a tour of the airport in Umueri and the International Conference Centre in Awka.
He said that the airport was completed in 15 months and that if the regulating authority approved the request, the project would be inaugurated on 21 Oct.
According to him, the ICC and Awka township stadium will be completed and hopefully be used as venue for the swearing-in of his successor on 17 March 2022.
The governor said that the airport has the longest runway in Africa, with the best fire fighting equipment and tallest control tower in Nigeria.
He said that the projects would put Anambra on the pedestal of economic prosperity.
He urged the people of the state to vote massively for the All Progressives Grand Alliance and its candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, for sustenance of development.
He also appealed to the media to criticise his administration constructively by reporting his projects and achievement.