Lawyers, pharmacists visit Anambra International Airport, laud quality of project
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The actualization of Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri with potential to significantly add value to the socio-economic landscape of Anambra state and the South East region, has been attributed to Governor Willie Obiano’s ingenuity and zeal for positive transformation of the State.
According to members of Nigeria Bar Association and Pharmacitical Society of Nigeria, among others who accompanied the Governor on his usual inspection visit to the airport, the project will boost international trade prospects of the South East to enviable height.
Speaking shortly after the inspection at his country home in Aguleri, Governor Obiano said that the beauty of the airport project is such that Anambra can now host National and International events including Bar conferences, just as he called on pharmists to make concerted efforts to flush out quacks in their profession.
Speaking on the components of the project, the Commissioner for Works, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor recalled that they mobilized to site in January of 2020, pointing out that it is a category 4F airport which means that any airplane can land on it.
While stating that the runway is the second longest runway after Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, Commissioner Ifejiofor noted that airplane can land on either sides of the runway, adding that all the lighting and instrument landing system which are category 2 have being paid for, just as he revealed that work on the entire project is above ninety percent complete.
In their separate remarks, Chairman Committee of Chairmen of NBA, Kingsley Akuka, Chairman, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria, Anambra State, Josephat Obasi and Deputy Commander General Operations, Mohammed Haruna who were also part of the inspection visit expressed admiration for the project and prayed that the Governor would finish strong.
For APGA’s flag bearer at the November 6th gubernatorial election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the airport is a game changer for the economy of the State and a promise kept, stressing that to be an International city, there is need for the State to be able to be accessed through land, sea and air.
Also speaking, Chief Thankgod Ibe and Sir. Damian Okolo commended the leadership qualities of the Governor, asking other Governors to emulate him.
Some traditional rulers and the clergy and women groups accompanied the Governor for the inspection visit.
After a visit to the airport and the sight of visible developments springing up alongside the project, every individual especially those in whose immediate neighbourhood the project domiciles, should be eagerly awaiting the successful take off of the facility.
The airport project is laudable, and Ndi-Anambra, especially Umueri people given their enterprising and entrepreneurial disposition with a strong bias to trade and commerce, cannot wait to see the take off of an International Cargo and Passenger Airport on their soil.