The Anambra State Government has earmarked N6 billion for the construction of the Anambra State International Cargo Airport at Umueri, near Awka, the state capital.
Governor Willie Obiano made the disclosure at the presentation of the state 2020 budget to the state’s assembly on Thursday in Awka.
Igbo Land really needs another cargo airport.
Immediate past Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that Enugu Airport, Igbo Land should be shut down over some problems that should have been solved by the Federal Government long before now.
But shutting the airport down over fixable problems would be tantamount to throwing the baby away with the bathwater.
The next Minister of Aviation should therefore, do everything to fix whatever is wrong with the airport, not shut it down.
I was sad to read about the fire that engulfed a part of Sam Mbakwe International Airport yesterday.
Sam Mbakwe international Airport is an example of Igbo…