Ebonyi Govt. Commence Upgrade Of Airport's Runway

Ebonyi State government led by governor Francis Nwifuru has commenced the upgrade of the Chuba Okadigbo's Airport runway to international standard, as way to avert crashes.

The State Commissioner on Aviation and Technology, Dr. Ngozi Obichukwu, said that expatriates has been contracted to upgrade the Airport runway.

Obichukwu noted that the upgrade of the Chuba Okadigbo's Airport runway, from concrete to standard asphalting, is to enhance the operation of foreign airlines and other flights movements at the airport.

She said that the governor, Nwifuru engaged a good number of security agencies to protect lives and properties, especially the travellers, and assured the foreign airlines of adequate safe landing at the Airport.

The Aviations commissioner, Obichukwu said: "The runway is of the concrete, instead of asphalt. And that's why the governor Francis Nwifuru quickly dispatched experts that are knowledge in the construction of runway to see how the runway can be upgraded to international standard.

She stated further that: "The expatriates are here and as you can see, they are working tirelessly to ensure that the runway meets international standard. The United Nigeria Airways landed here, and requested that the concrete be upgraded to standard asphalting.

"The governor Francis Nwifuru has opened discussion with CCECC and CDC construction companies to ensure that the runway is constructed to international standard.

She called on the travellers to be patient, as the runway upgrade will soon be completed, adding that: "Chuba Okadigbo's airport has overtaken other Airports in South East region, and needed to upgraded" he stated.

Obichukwu however, applauded the governor for the payment of five (5) months salaries to over five hundred (500) Airports staff, that was recruited by the previous administration in the state.

"We commend the governor for the payment of salaries to over five hundred (500) Airport staffs that was recruited five months ago by the previous administration.

"We also commend his pro-activeness and determination to ensure that Ebonyi is on the road map/ World Map of Airways,. And that's why he quickly engaged these expatriates and by tomorrow, the technical officers are commencing work, to ensure that the runway is perfectly in order" she stressed.

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