Ayade begs FG to help complete Obudu passengers airport


begs FG to help complete Obudu passengers

Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River State has appealed to the to assess its ongoing construction of Obudu Passengers and International with a view to extending robust support to it.

He said the is in view of the expectations of commissioning the in six months.

He spoke in Calabar on Wednesday, stressing the need to stamp the state on the tourism map.

The governor said tourism is the major driving force behind the ongoing construction of the and needs federal support.

He said, “The cutting of the hard terrain of the is by no means a small job and we invite the federal government, in particular, the ministry of aviation to come and look at what we are doing with serious attention to enable it come up strong .”

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He was elated that the for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has already promised to support the cargo wing of the with when operational.

Ayade described the airport, which is situated to the famous Obudu Mountain Resort, as the “link between the and Northern Nigeria.

Experts say the has 5.6 meters runway, about the longest in Nigeria.

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