Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River Province has appealed to the federal regime to assess its ongoing interpretation of Obudu Passengers and International Airport with a view to extending robust back up to it.
He said the appeal is in view of the expectations of commissioning the airport in 6 months.
He spoke in Calabar on quarta-feira, stressing the demand to stamp the province on the world tourism map.
The governor said tourism is the major driving forcefulness behind the ongoing interpretation of the Airport and needs federal back up.
He said, “The cutting of the tough terrain of the airport is by no way a little job and we invite the federal regime, in specific, the ministry building of aviation to come up and appear at what we are doing with serious attending to enable it come up upward strong .”
He was elated that the Government minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has already promised to back up the cargo wing of the airport with facilities when operational.
Ayade described the airport, which is situated shut to the famed Obudu Mount Resort, as the “link betwixt the S and Northern Nigeria.
Experts say the airport has 5.6 meters runway, in relation to the longest in Nigeria.
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