The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Dr.Kayode Fayemi and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Abiodun Olujimi have jointly pledged to continue to collaborate to make the Ekiti State International Cargo Airport still under construction a success story.
The duo made this pledge on Monday when they jointly made an assessment visit to the airport to determine the level of its readiness for commissioning.
Governor Fayemi who was accompanied to the construction site by the Bishop of the Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye said that Senator Olujimi as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation Senator Abiodun Olujimi have jointly pledged to make the lofty initiative a reality.
Senator Olujimi, representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly commended the Governor for turning the vision of the airport into a reality for all Ekiti indigenes.
She said her committee will soon pay a visit to the airport as part of its oversight functions to also know what can be captured in the next budget.
Governor Fayemi said, “When I heard about your appointment as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, I told myself that Ekiti State is a very lucky state, because I know the type of person you are. You will use your good office to help with this project. This is an Ekiti Airport project, it has nothing to do with any party. We are all in Ekiti party.”
Bishop Ajakaye commended both the Governor and the Senator for setting aside their political differences for the progress of their mother state. ” I want to express my happiness today because we are talking about Ekiti interests, instead of selfish individual interests. It’s all about Ekiti, even when we talk of Ado Ekiti, Isan Ekiti, or Omuo-Ekiti. It is not about any party, it is about our dear state and our collective welfare.”
The state governor who had earlier assured that the Agro-allied Cargo Airport and other various legacy projects embarked upon by his administration, would be completed for use before the expiration of his tenure explained that the airport’s 3.2km runway was constructed with the capacity to accommodate all types of aircraft.
He added that the airport would also have facilities for the Nigeria Airforce to have their operations as well as for maintenance and associated engineering components.