It was a day of joy in Ebonyi as the newly constructed International Airport by Ebonyi State government, Thursday commenced flight operations with the successful landing of aircraft at the airport.The two aircraft, Air Peace landed at the airport at 3:45 pm and 4:10 pm respectively at the airport site located in Ezza South.
The state Governor Engr David Umahi expressed gratitude to God for the safe landing of the aircraft.He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving N10bn for the takeoff of the airport and named the airport after him.
He described the airport as the fastest-approved airport in Nigeria.In a remark, the former Governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi said the project will connect the state to the world.Elechi said that the state needs an airport contrary to some views of those against such a project.”Yes, we need an airport.
The world of yesterday is not more world of today. We are thankful to God for what has happened to my state”, he stated.
One Mr. Collins who Represented the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, described the landing at the airport as historic.”Coming to Ebonyi is a history I will never forget in my life. We will come and do more flights here”, he stated.
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