The Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has commended Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for embarking on a cargo airport project that will positively impact on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole.
The Minister, who made the commendation when he received the Governor in his office, said the Federal Ministry of Aviation and its agencies will always give the necessary guide and cooperation to states
embarking on airport projects in order to ensure that all internationally set standards are met.
While expressing the belief that the Anambra airport will be successful in serving the interests of the trading population of the state and environs, the Minister advised him 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.
Earlier, Governor Obiano had said that Anambra International Cargo Airport will be ready for commissioning in April 2021 and that the state would be honoured to have the minister perform the task.
He said the airport has the second-longest runway in the country, after the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, built with the best available materials, with a guaranteed lifespan of one hundred years.