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Ogun: Why we can’t site airport in Ewekoro – Gov Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has mentioned an airport can’t be sited at Wasinmi, Ewekoro Native Authorities Space of Ogun State.

The Governor talked about that Wasinmi has the biggest cement factories within the nation, saying that the cement “factories are emitting mud particles and pollution into the sky.”

Abiodun defined that his authorities would resume the development of an agro-cargo airport deserted by Former Governor Gbenga Daniel at Ilishan Remo in 2007, ignoring the one he claimed was initiated by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, in Wasinmi.

Abiodun mentioned what the state wanted at the moment is an agro-cargo airport and never a passenger airport.

In line with a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, on Saturday, Abiodun spoke on Friday, when he obtained the Senate Committee on Aviation, led by Senator Sensible Adeyemi, at his workplace in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

It was mentioned by Abiodun that Amosun had jettisoned the concept of a cargo airport, opting as an alternative, in 2018, for a passenger airport with its proposed location in Wasinmi, Ewekoro space of the state.

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Nonetheless, Governor Abiodun famous that what the state is craving for is an airport that helps its large agro growth potentials.

Abiodun additionally instructed the committee that there have been no particulars or data on the Ewekoro airport undertaking within the handover word of the Amosun’s administration.

In line with him, the choice to proceed with the Ilishan agro airport undertaking was taken by the state’s joint inter-ministerial committee, which he mentioned had “evaluated and positioned precedence on it as in opposition to the Ewekoro passenger airport.”

Abiodun revealed that a variety of verifiable work had began on the agro-cargo airport undertaking, saying it had the approval of the Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

“Comparatively, on the opposite proposed airport location, we didn’t discover any particulars or data in any handover notes because it all appears to be shrouded in secrecy,” Abiodun mentioned of the Wasinmi airport.

He talked about {that a} committee led by the Nationwide President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), was commissioned to analyze the Wasinmi airport.

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He, nonetheless, said that the committee had came upon in its report that there was no approval by the Ministry of Aviation nor the NCAA.

“In addition to, it was additionally came upon that whereas some consultancies had been awarded, there have been no deliverables,”it alleged.

Nonetheless, Abiodun knowledgeable that his authorities had redesigned the placement of Wasinmi airport for use as a trailer/container transit terminal and park for cement factories.

However, a member of the committee, Senator Biodun Olujinmi, mentioned the Committee was on a fact-finding mission to Ogun State.

Olujimi assured that the committee would deliberate on its findings on the 2 initiatives and give you a report back to be submitted earlier than the Nationwide Meeting.

Findings by DAILY POST reveals that the Wasinmi airport was began by the Federal Authorities in 2005, opposite to claims that it was the concept of his predecessor.

It was gathered that Amosun solely prevailed on the Federal Authorities in 2018 to renew work on the undertaking web site.

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