Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday mentioned that Ibadan Airport ought to henceforth function a substitute for the Murtala Muhammad Worldwide Airport in Lagos.
Makinde made this disclosure in Ibadan, when he acquired Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Logistics Command, Ikeja, Air Vice Marshal Olaonipekun Makinde.
He mentioned that the airport in Ibadan must be thought of as a substitute for the MM Worldwide Airport if it has all of the services required.
Makinde whereas talking nonetheless added that his administration will enhance social companies and broaden infrastructure on the airport.
He famous that that is essential in a bid to boost the financial development of the state.
Makinde whereas talking additional, commiserate with Air Pressure on the lack of officers within the current the air accident in Abuja.
He added that one of many victims is from Oyo State.
Makinde mentioned, “We imagine that the Airport in Ibadan ought to function a real different airport to Lagos if it has the capability to take the 747 plane. So, we now have a undertaking that we’re incubating proper now. We are attempting to broaden the runway in order that greater plane can land in Ibadan.
“We’re additionally taking a look at Ibadan as truly changing into the hub for regional air transportation. We are attempting, even throughout the shortest attainable time, to see if we are able to have a connection between Ibadan and Port Harcourt.
“We’re speaking to Air Peace and they need to be beginning an operational flight from Ibadan to Abuja within the subsequent two weeks. And Ibadan to Port Harcourt ought to start as soon as we now have finalised the dialogue that we’re having with them.
“It implies that with all these actions we’re bringing to the state and the Ibadan Airport, we are going to want extra cooperation and collaboration with the Nigerian Air Pressure.
“I mentioned with the Chief of Air Workers when he visited me right here. We talked concerning the Air Pressure Base right here in Ibadan and our Home of Representatives member, Hon. Abass Agboworin, who’s the Vice-Chairman of the Home Committee on Air Pressure, is making efforts to carry a few of these tasks into fruition.
“About three days in the past, I spoke with the Governor of Ogun State and we each agreed that we are able to repair the 11-km highway that can take one from Akanran(in Oyo State) to Ijebu-igbo, Ogun State. So, what meaning is that from the airport, anybody coming from the Ijebu axis wouldn’t should even take into consideration going to Lagos to fly.
“Let me additionally commiserate with all the Air Pressure on the lack of your officers and males within the air accident in Abuja. One in every of them truly occurred to be from Oyo State and we are attempting to achieve out to the household to offer the assist required.”